REFLECTIONS ON NEW ZEALAND CRUISE 2021

This year I completed the New Zealand cruise that was interrupted last year by covid and a long period of lockdown in the Marlborough sounds area.  So, a year later I finally completed my adventure, sailing around New Zealand and visiting many places that are only easily accessible by boat. Last year I tried not... Continue Reading →

DEPARTING HAVELOCK

Yesterday I completed the engine oil and filter change.  The new vacuum pump worked a treat.  For once, the first time ever. there was no mess to clean up.  The right tool for the job makes all the difference.  Why has it taken so long for me to figure this out? Sucking Oil and no... Continue Reading →

TRANQUIL ISTHMUS SOUND

On Wednesday Morning we met up with another couple cruising on their yacht as they dropped anchor in Cuttle Cove.  We swapped information for a while, they are going south to Stewart Island.  They had come from isthmus Sound anchorage and declared it to be excellent and sheltered.  We decided to try it ourselves as... Continue Reading →

MAGICAL STEWART ISLAND

Thursday 4th February, evening weather forecast indicated good winds for sailing to Stewart island.  The last few miles before Stewart Island showed light winds so I expected we may have to motor to complete the trip.  But no time to waste, the dinghy was stowed on deck and everything made ready for an evening departure. ... Continue Reading →

2020 NEW ZEALAND CRUISE

For many months I have been painting, maintaining and refurbishing Truce.  Now, we are both ready to venture out again, this time for a New Zealand cruise.  After so many months of stationary activity it’s wonderful to be moving again.  This cruise will be different as I have no set timetable or itinerary planned.  I... Continue Reading →

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