PORT LEVY TO PORT UNDERWOOD -RIP AUTOPILOT

Stuck in Port Levy in a N’ly gale was depressing and I was feeling a bit despondent.  I have given myself a mental talking to, snap out of it and harden up. After studying the weather, it looked like I had an opportunity to head for Wellington or the Marlborough Sounds.  The forecast indicated I … Continue reading PORT LEVY TO PORT UNDERWOOD -RIP AUTOPILOT

HUNKERED DOWN IN PORT LEVY

Trying to stay positive – not easy to take any positives from today.  It has been miserable.  The N’ly wind started to increase around nine this morning and has blown hard all day, a gale warning is in force.  Truce and I are in our own little orbit, swinging in circles around a 45-pound CQR … Continue reading HUNKERED DOWN IN PORT LEVY

BALLISTIC BARKERS BERRY JAM AND ROTTEN TOMATOES – AKAROA

Finally, the painting of the repair was finished yesterday evening.  Thanks to Pete and Maurice from Stark Bros for making an excellent job of the repair.  In anticipation of sailing I did the laundry, had a shower, got a few groceries, had a pint of Kilkenny at the pub, filled the water tanks and generally … Continue reading BALLISTIC BARKERS BERRY JAM AND ROTTEN TOMATOES – AKAROA