REFLECTIONS ON NEW ZEALAND CRUISE 2021

This year I completed the New Zealand cruise that was interrupted last year by covid and a long period of lockdown in the Marlborough sounds area.  So, a year later I finally completed my adventure, sailing around New Zealand and visiting many places that are only easily accessible by boat. Last year I tried not … Continue reading REFLECTIONS ON NEW ZEALAND CRUISE 2021

LOCK DOWN – WEEK THREE

Another day in Lockdown, now its three weeks - it feels like three months. I find I keep humming the Freddy Mercury lyrics ‘I’m going slightly mad’.  On the positive side, there must be worse places to be locked down.  Outside my back door I have the Marlborough Sounds in all their glory all to … Continue reading LOCK DOWN – WEEK THREE

INTO THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

Gentle rain, dark, calm and cold when I stuck my head outside the hatch this morning.  I quickly ducked back inside to put the kettle on and listened to the morning weather forecast.  The S’ly storm was coming, now was the perfect time to head around, through Tory Channel and into the inner sounds. At … Continue reading INTO THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS

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