REFLECTIONS ON NEW ZEALAND CRUISE

Now I am back home, sleeping in a double bed, no movement and no wind in the rigging.  I do wake up in the morning and momentarily wonder where I am, but that will pass.  Having not watched television for five months I find I am now strangely addicted, but that will pass as well. … Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON NEW ZEALAND CRUISE

WINTER SOLSTICE NEW ZEALAND

 21st June and the shortest day of the year.  Its wet and cold in Auckland and work on Truce has declined to a snail’s pace.  My casual job at Burnsco, travel for Marine Consultancy work and the short daylight hours all conspire to keep me off the boat for days at a time. From now on … Continue reading WINTER SOLSTICE NEW ZEALAND

I DID A DUMB THING TODAY

I had a wonderful relaxed night’s sleep, woken this morning by the quacking of ducks around the boat.  Yesterday was quite mild for a change but today has started with a bitterly cold wind, even the locals are complaining about the weather. This morning was clean up time.  As I was taking out one of … Continue reading I DID A DUMB THING TODAY

BACK IN THE WATER

This afternoon Truce went back into the water.  A big sigh of relief all around.  The last days have been cold wet and miserable trying to get the anti fouling completed and living on board when the boat is out of the water is not pleasant. Once in the water I had a good check … Continue reading BACK IN THE WATER