CALM AFTER THE STORM

Two nights and a day of nasty weather is behind us.  Very strong southerly winds made for an  uncomfortable couple of nights, particularly around two in the morning.  Once again, I wonder what makes the wind strongest at two in the morning.  It was gusting at fifty knots plus in the Colville Channel just to … Continue reading CALM AFTER THE STORM

CAPTURED IN WHALE BAY

Another perfect night.  I am getting spoilt with calm conditions and peaceful anchorages.  The only disturbance this morning was the cows on the hill making noise.  This place is good, we are captured here for another day as we can’t think of a better place to go. Tranquil conditions in Whale Bay. Photo : Ray … Continue reading CAPTURED IN WHALE BAY

AROUND CAPE BRETT TO THE BAY OF ISLANDS

An early start this morning in calm clear conditions.  We picked up the anchor, motored out of Whangamumu harbour and up the coast towards Cape Brett.  As we approached Cape Brett the birdlife increased, obviously some good food source for the birds around here. Cape Brett Lighthouse. Photo Ray Penson We passed close to Motukokako … Continue reading AROUND CAPE BRETT TO THE BAY OF ISLANDS