LOCKDOWN – INTO WEEK FIVE

Groundhog Day! Every day I awake to the same scenery and same radio program.  We are now into week five of the Covid lockdown, it’s really starting to become boring.  Beam me up Scottie! Our wonderful government is promising we can go from level 4 to level 3 lockdown next week.  Level 3 means that … Continue reading LOCKDOWN – INTO WEEK FIVE

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

PORTAGE BAY SHELTER

Another night surging and straining on the anchor rode, another night of the wind howling mournfully in the rig and even more rain.  Today has been much like yesterday, southerly wind, low cloud and rain showers.  Wet, wet, wet and still no sun. The forecast this morning was 25 knots from the direction we want … Continue reading PORTAGE BAY SHELTER

WAITING ON WEATHER

I am still anchored in Portage Bay off Frederick Sound.  The weather last night was horrid with wind gusts and driving rain.  The same has continued all day today.  Another yacht came in after me yesterday, he is going south as well and can’t make progress either.  No one in a small low powered boat … Continue reading WAITING ON WEATHER

GOODBYE STEPHENS PASSAGE

Entrance Island proved to be a perfectly protected little cove, no wind or sea came in, I had a relaxing night and a chat with my neighbours from the American yacht.  This morning I sailed at four to catch the tide down the remainder of Stephens Passage and into Frederick Sound.  There was a small … Continue reading GOODBYE STEPHENS PASSAGE