BACK IN AUCKLAND

A bit blustery last night but nothing special and didn’t live up to the doom and gloom hype from the weather forecast.  The morning was wet, cold and overcast with a light wind from the south.  As the wind was forecast to increase to twenty knots it seemed ideal to sail across the Firth of … Continue reading BACK IN AUCKLAND

HEADING TO COROMANDEL

At seven in the morning the sky was getting light and we weighed anchor, saying goodbye to Smokehouse Bay.  One of the other yachts at the anchorage departed just before us and looks like they are headed back to Auckland.  The weather is grey and overcast with a lot of moisture in the air. The … Continue reading HEADING TO COROMANDEL

PEACE AND TRANQUILITY

Last night was very peaceful at Kiwiriki anchorage, hardly any wind to ripple the water.  The sunset seemed to last a long time and so did our sundowners.  This morning we awoke refreshed, I had one of the best sleeps ever at anchor, a perfectly still night.   Yesterday was the first time I had … Continue reading PEACE AND TRANQUILITY