Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Merry Christmas and happy New year.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Had the shock of our lives last Sunday, went to check out our new marina in Bayswater (opposite the city) and look who we found lurking in the slips...........CETACEA!!!
Cetacea was the first boat we owned . We bought her, and sailed her through the Bahamas and Caribbean, then we sold her in Florida in 2003, and now she's HERE!.
Of all the harbours in all the world, we found her here!
Now just have to keep an eye open for Voyager ( our second boat) and the "family" will be reunited.
Here are Brian and Clare Cetacea's new owners, they sailed her from Florida a few years ago, they added a wind steering vane and radar, and set off
We had fun telling them the stories behind each scratch and scuff ..........and there are plenty of stories!
They also added baby Quinn, so they are staying here for now.
The last photo is of our new "land Yacht" a Toyota Camry we bought the other day..........really makes a difference having a car,
no more rationing shopping etc on the grounds of not being able to carry the weight on the bike, also enjoying getting reacquainted with Auckland and surrounding area.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sauntered into Auckland harbour yesterday after a run down from Kawau island.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Relaxing in Opua marina and watching the daily arrivals from the rest of the South Pacific, at least 5-6 boats daily chug in for clearance.
Of course we are having to celebrate with all our old friends as they roll up, its a terrible trial !
In between boat cleaning and celebrating we've been busy hiking and cycling.
The weather has been lovely so far, sunny & settled.........it won't last, a front is forecast and we hope the boats heading in from Fiji will make it in port before the big blow.
On Monday we start the work visa process, and have to go to Whangarei and Auckland to submit paperwork, we'll hire a car or buy one to do this, so the partying will be over !!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Arrived in Opua New Zealand this morning, November 4th.
Our weather was good for the trip, so we consider ourselves lucky.
Some other boats are still out there and the storm is on its way. We're tucked up nice and cozy in the Marina.
Later on we'll crack the champagne and start reminiscing about the 12,468 nautical miles we've done.