MANGONUI TO WHANGAROA

I had a nice stop at Mangonui, I like the place.  Some good shore leave and exercise and stocked up with fresh groceries.  In the Four Square store I was taught the Covid level 2 protocol, wait to enter store, use hand sanitiser, keep distance from other shoppers etc.  With fresh groceries at hand I … Continue reading MANGONUI TO WHANGAROA

HAVELOCK FOR SUPPLIES

Having sat through a dreary overcast day in Long Bay I decided that on Wednesday I would head into Havelock Marina and top up on water, diesel and get some fresh provisions on board. Havelock is a small town but has a Four Square store where all essential groceries can be obtained.  To make sure … Continue reading HAVELOCK FOR SUPPLIES

AKAROA – VISIT TO THE GIANT HOUSE

By Tuesday afternoon the southerly blow has run its course and I picked up the anchor from Takamatua Bay and headed back around to Pine Tree Bay.  The anchor was well stuck into the mud and took a bit of soaking out, comforting to know there is good holding in this bay. Back at Pine … Continue reading AKAROA – VISIT TO THE GIANT HOUSE