ARRIVAL NAPIER – ART DECO CAPITAL

After a day’s stop in Hicks Bay, waiting on weather, we set off in the first morning light for Gisborne.  Hicks Bay was overcast and gloomy as we motored out in flat calm.  Shortly the sun rose over East Cape in spectacular fashion and we continued motoring along the coast in calm sunny conditions, the … Continue reading ARRIVAL NAPIER – ART DECO CAPITAL

HEADING OUT TO THE SOUNDS

I awoke early this morning after a peaceful night on the mooring in Waikawa Bay.  It was still dark when I ventured out of the hatch, summer seems to be waning, shorter days.  The forecast was for variable winds with a N’ly in the afternoon.  It didn’t happen and remained stubbornly calm all day. When … Continue reading HEADING OUT TO THE SOUNDS

NO ANCHORAGE, SO A NIGHT AT SEA

The anchorage at Waima Cove turned out to be quite good, just a little chop coming in over the reef, but I had a good night’s rest.  Today I want to head south but the forecast further south is not nice, particularly around Castlepoint where gale force winds are happening.  I have it in my … Continue reading NO ANCHORAGE, SO A NIGHT AT SEA