At midnight I started the engine, we had no wind and there seemed no prospect of wind as a thick wet mist had descended on us.  Unfortunately, at 02:00 the engine spluttered and then stopped, the silence was deafening.  I tracked the problem to air in the fuel system and once it was bled, we... Continue Reading →


I lingered another day in Gisborne.  It’s a nice place and I wanted to have a look around.  There was no point in sailing earlier as the weather to the south at Castlepoint and Cook Strait is diabolical.  I didn’t expect so much bad weather at this time of year. At 10:00 we let go... Continue Reading →

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