At four on Thursday morning I slipped the mooring and motored quietly out of Port Taranaki.  Not a breath of wind disturbed the sea, all was very still.  Once clear of the breakwaters I increased the engine power and headed north towards Cape Reinga, almost three hundred miles distant.  The forecast was for a few... Continue Reading →


We departed Ketu Bay early on Tuesday, motoring out of Pelorus Sound as the dawn began to break.  All was very quiet after the thunderstorm of last night and everything on deck was wet from the rain.  We motored on for a couple of hours before a breeze set in and sail could be set. ... Continue Reading →


Thursday morning, Lockdown lifted and no wind.  Sitting in Port Hardy, the water was flat calm, not a catspaw disturbing the surface.  The forecast was for another day of light and variable winds.  I resigned myself to wait another day and had breakfast.  By smoko the elastic band of frustration snapped in my brain.  I... Continue Reading →

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