AKAROA – SOUTH WESTERLY IN PROGRESS

After arriving in Akaroa on Wednesday morning I had a good sleep and rested on board all day.  The northerly wind blew and it wasn’t conducive to heading ashore in the dinghy.  So it was a lazy day and a quiet evening on board for Ngozi and I. On Tuesday we picked up anchor first … Continue reading AKAROA – SOUTH WESTERLY IN PROGRESS

ARRIVAL AKAROA – DÉJÀ VU AGAIN

With the nasty weather behind us we made good time down to Akoroa.  The wind was either there or not there, meaning we either sailed at a good speed or motored slowly.  Once south of Kaikoura we had a steady 20 to 25 knots of wind on the port quarter giving us a fast ride … Continue reading ARRIVAL AKAROA – DÉJÀ VU AGAIN

AKAROA – VISIT TO THE GIANT HOUSE

By Tuesday afternoon the southerly blow has run its course and I picked up the anchor from Takamatua Bay and headed back around to Pine Tree Bay.  The anchor was well stuck into the mud and took a bit of soaking out, comforting to know there is good holding in this bay. Back at Pine … Continue reading AKAROA – VISIT TO THE GIANT HOUSE

AKAROA – SAILING AROUND

Last night I moved to Pine Tree Bay, just on the North end of French bay.  The wind was blowing from the NE this anchorage proved to be just perfect.  This morning I was woken by natures alarm clock again, the little birds had returned in droves, or maybe it’s a flock.  Judging by the … Continue reading AKAROA – SAILING AROUND