WESTPORT TO TARAKOHE

After a wonderful restful sleep overnight I awoke to a nice calm day alongside in Westport.  It took a couple of minutes to get my bearings and figure out where I was.  I had breakfast and coffee and then went ashore to organise some diesel fuel. The fuel dock was occupied by fishing boats discharging … Continue reading WESTPORT TO TARAKOHE

PRECIPICE COVE – INCESSANT RAIN

For three days I have been hunkered down in Precipice Sound, behind Macdonell Island.  It has rained continuously since I arrived.  According to the boats up in Blanket Bay it is raining there as well.  This cove is very well sheltered from both wind and sea, hardly a ripple on the water, its hard to … Continue reading PRECIPICE COVE – INCESSANT RAIN

SINGLEHANDED SAILING AGAIN

Monday morning and Ngozi caught the bus out of Deep Cove to Te Anau.  Well actually it’s a bus to Lake Manapouri and then a ferry across the lake to Manapouri Town.  I was sorry to see her go.  We have had quite an adventure this past two months.  Having another pair of hands on … Continue reading SINGLEHANDED SAILING AGAIN

BREAKSEA SOUND TO DOUBTFUL SOUND – SECOND ATTEMPT

Saturday morning opened with low cloud and rain, but it was nice and calm.  At seven the anchor was up and we were on the way, heading down Breaksea Sound towards the ocean.  The sea was a bit lumpy and no wind, we motored on and hoped the wind didn’t come from the north and … Continue reading BREAKSEA SOUND TO DOUBTFUL SOUND – SECOND ATTEMPT