ARRIVAL MILFORD SOUND

Very early on Friday morning I weighed anchor and sailed out of Anchorage Cove, the outgoing tide and stream from the George River helping us on our way.  A slight S’ly breeze barely filled the sails and we slowly sailed out of George Sound to the sea.  The sky was clear, the stars shining bright, … Continue reading ARRIVAL MILFORD SOUND

GEORGE SOUND

After the brief appearance of the sun yesterday I was hopeful for the same today.  However, its back to the same old.  After a good nights sleep I awoke to an overcast sky and low cloud, cold with rain and drizzle.  The day didn’t improve, it blew hard and rained hard from midday and a … Continue reading GEORGE SOUND

ENGINE FAILURE – SAILING TO GEORGE SOUND

Sunday 7th March and the forecast is good for sailing up the coast, a good S,Wly breeze of thirty knots and easing to fifteen later.  At six in the evening I let go the mooring and departed the anchorage in Precipice Cove.  This is an excellent anchorage with a good strong permanent line rigged to … Continue reading ENGINE FAILURE – SAILING TO GEORGE SOUND

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