Category Archives: NZ 2011

Jumping a Bit

After Great Barrier we traveled on to Kowou Island which deserves more treatment then I have time for now. After Kowou, we moved north to Marsden Cove (about 5 hours) and tomorrow we move back to Whangarei for a bit … Continue reading

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Red Sky

The old saw is that “a red sky in the morning means sailors take warning”. It means that high pressure is to the east of you (good weather) and low pressure is moving in (bad weather). The weather charts that … Continue reading

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Great Barrier – Smokehouse bay

We had a great trip down from Whangarei and caught 2 tuna enroute. After suitably being marinated, they were cooked on the barbee for dinner at Katherine’s Bay. The next morning we moved on to Port Fitzroy also on Great … Continue reading

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Destination Tomorrow

Our plan is to head back to Great Barrier Island – we only saw a small part of the island over the 2 nights we were there. Tomorrow’s destination is Catherine’s Bay. Supposed to have great mussels and snapper. The … Continue reading

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It’s been a fuel day

We are off again tomorrow and we are making final preparations. Deb and Steve have been shopping for our dry stores and stowing same aboard. I have been busy doing the windows in RainX, stowing gear and filling the boat … Continue reading

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Whangaparapara

Another day another bay – one is better then the next. Whangaparapara is about 3 hours south of Port Fitzroy (a port in name only). Home to an old whaling station, there are also nice bush walks. The picture is … Continue reading

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Solitude

We have all gotten used to the “noise” of modern life. Sometimes louder, sometimes just in the background – but it is always there. Iron Lady is a quiet boat. Her systems in temperate climates allow her to run at … Continue reading

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Great Barrier

WIth the long busy days Training completed, spares on board and enough supplies to carry us for a few weeks, we are off to Great Barrier Island off the eastern coast of New Zealand – about a 7 hour run. … Continue reading

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