HEADING TO COROMANDEL

At seven in the morning the sky was getting light and we weighed anchor, saying goodbye to Smokehouse Bay.  One of the other yachts at the anchorage departed just before us and looks like they are headed back to Auckland.  The weather is grey and overcast with a lot of moisture in the air. The … Continue reading HEADING TO COROMANDEL

LAZY DAY AT SMOKEHOUSE BAY

The anchorage at Smokehouse Bay provided another perfectly calm night.  We arose later than usual and with no place to go and no hurry to get there we pottered around all morning doing odd jobs and relaxing.  The afternoon came and went and we had no inclination to do anything energetic.  The weather was unseasonably … Continue reading LAZY DAY AT SMOKEHOUSE BAY

REFLECTIONS ON NEW ZEALAND CRUISE 2021

This year I completed the New Zealand cruise that was interrupted last year by covid and a long period of lockdown in the Marlborough sounds area.  So, a year later I finally completed my adventure, sailing around New Zealand and visiting many places that are only easily accessible by boat. Last year I tried not … Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON NEW ZEALAND CRUISE 2021