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

INTO PELORUS SOUND, RICHMOND BAY

Another peaceful night and I had a civilised breakfast before moving out from Burney’s Beach and heading up Queen Charlette Sound.  There was a nice S’ly breeze from astern.  We sailed up the sound and around Cape Jackson with the yankee, doing 4 or 5 knots all the way.  The breeze stayed with us past … Continue reading INTO PELORUS SOUND, RICHMOND BAY

DOUBLE BAY TO BURNEY’S BEACH, QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND

This morning, the day opened with low cloud, light rain and a slight S’ly breeze.  I had a perfect sleep last night and feel refreshed this morning. After breakfast I picked up the anchor and sailed out of Double Bay under staysail.  The breeze was very light, just enough to keep us moving along up … Continue reading DOUBLE BAY TO BURNEY’S BEACH, QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND

MISSIONARY BAY TO DOUBLE BAY, QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND

Sunday lunch time I departed from Missionary Bay. Weather still not nice with low cloud and rain showers. Destination is Double Bay on Queen Charlotte Sound. This bay looks like providing good shelter from the south and is on the route to Pelorus Sound, my final destination. A stiff wind took us out of the … Continue reading MISSIONARY BAY TO DOUBLE BAY, QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND

MISSIONARY BAY WIND BOWL

Last night was a shocker.  Not much sleep possible as very strong 50 knot plus gusts hit us from all sides.  Wind bombs blasted down from the surrounding hills into the anchorage.  A real wind bowl.  Oh, and it rained all night as well.  The rain has done a good job of washing the salt … Continue reading MISSIONARY BAY WIND BOWL

HEADING OUT TO THE SOUNDS

I awoke early this morning after a peaceful night on the mooring in Waikawa Bay.  It was still dark when I ventured out of the hatch, summer seems to be waning, shorter days.  The forecast was for variable winds with a N’ly in the afternoon.  It didn’t happen and remained stubbornly calm all day. When … Continue reading HEADING OUT TO THE SOUNDS

COLD START TO WARM DAY IN THE SOUNDS

Wow it was cold this morning.  I awoke around four shivering, for the first time this year I put on a second blanket .  I was up again at six for an early start.  By six thirty we were clear of Cherry Tree bay, in morning twilight, motoring towards Clay Point.  The tide was against … Continue reading COLD START TO WARM DAY IN THE SOUNDS

PICNIC IN THE SOUNDS

Well, the holiday and nice weather continues, a beautiful morning after a peaceful night spent secure on the mooring.  After breakfast Steven and I took Truce around to Picton to pick up Richard and Doris.  Once onboard we headed up Queen Charlotte Sound to find a suitable stopping off spot for lunch. After a few … Continue reading PICNIC IN THE SOUNDS

AROUND TO WAIKAWA WITH MOTOR AND SAIL

Steven and I had a leisurely breakfast this morning, heaps of toast with home-made grapefruit marmalade and fresh coffee.  At 09:00 we started the engine and picked up the anchor, departing Oyster Bay.  There was no wind so we motored out of Port Underwood and up along the coast towards Tory Channel.  It was a … Continue reading AROUND TO WAIKAWA WITH MOTOR AND SAIL