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

SPIRITS BAY TO HOUHORA HARBOUR

Spirits Bay is a beautiful place, well worth a visit but the weather must be settled.  Unfortunately, I was unable to get ashore as the surf on the beach was a little too high for a dinghy landing in comfort.  I am just waiting for the South Easterly winds to reduce on the east coast … Continue reading SPIRITS BAY TO HOUHORA HARBOUR

WINTER SOLSTICE NEW ZEALAND

 21st June and the shortest day of the year.  Its wet and cold in Auckland and work on Truce has declined to a snail’s pace.  My casual job at Burnsco, travel for Marine Consultancy work and the short daylight hours all conspire to keep me off the boat for days at a time. From now on … Continue reading WINTER SOLSTICE NEW ZEALAND