Finally, a new blog entry! It’s not that we haven’t been doing anything interesting, it’s just that we thought we would save it all up and do one update. Our second season in New Zealand has been very different than last year. More sailing! Before we left the dock in January to go coastal cruising, we did the usual arrival maintenance, Liliane’s massage threapy treatments, karate, organized a crusiers Xmas party, New Year’s fireworks on the beach, organized a women’s self defence class, doctors appointments, catching up with old friends, etc etc. Click on the photos to enlarge.
New Zealand offers great coastal cruising and terrfic trail walks. We first decided to sail to the northern tip of NZ. Beautiful anchorages up there and hardly any other boats. Feels like we had the place to ourselves. Then back down the east coast to the Hauraki Gulf.
Listen to the Takahe, they sound like they have a rubber ducky stuck in their throat.
All good things must come to an end. Back to Opua for a busy month of work to get the boat ready to sail north to Fiji in May.