Friday 12th May, departed from Auckland and headed North towards the Bay of Islands. Steven, my son is with me and eager to undertake his first offshore passage. In the early afternoon we took the outgoing tide from Hobsonville Marina, motoring under the Auckland Harbour bridge and then sailing with headsails up to Kawau Island. We anchored in Mansion House Bay in the early evening and had a quiet and peaceful night at anchor, awaking to flat calm in the morning.
RETREAT TO AUCKLAND
The end of January. From the logbook it appears that we have only had three days without rain this year – most unusual. Also, it appears that we have only had three days good sailing this year. Summer is a dud.
MIDWINTER MINI CRUISE
07:00 and flat calm, not a breath of wind as Ngozi and I let go from the marina at Hobsonville. Slowly we made our way out of the marina and over the shallow patch into the marked channel. Then a bit more speed as we opened up the throttle and hit seven knots. What a... Continue Reading →