Thu Nov 16 13:25 2017 NZDT
Run: 1.6nm (2.9km)
Weather: 18c partly cloudy.

Hanging around at anchor in Opua while the All Points Rally events are on.

Tue Nov 7 13:37 2017 NZDT
Run: 3.1nm (5.6km)
Weather: 18c partly cloudy. Waiting for front to come through tonight

Pottered up the Waikare Inlet, miles of space all to ourselves but can still see Opua. Good spot to sit out a blow

Tue Oct 31 21:59 2017 NZDT
Run: 7.3nm (13.2km)
Weather: Sunny spells, no rain. 20+knot nor'easter

Sitting at Matauwhi Bay while the north easterly blows then we will go back to Opua to anchor for a few days to meet up with friends coming in from the islands

Hope to be able to catch up with you two in Opua, we're still in New Caledonia, but will take the next good weather window down to NZ.
Thu Oct 26 0:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 3.2nm (5.8km)
Weather: No rain for 4 days, and that's because the watermaker broke! !

Enjoying all the hiking trails on Urapukapuka Island. Pretty quiet out here, just us, the sheep and birds. MAGIC

Sun Oct 22 12:33 2017 NZDT
Run: 2.5nm (4.5km)
Weather: Cloudy and wind building

Moved to Orokawa Bay with great protection from expected strong northerlies. Flat water, huge bay. All good

Sat Oct 21 16:40 2017 NZDT
Run: 7.9nm (14.3km)
Weather: 18c partly cloudy.

Out cruising again at last. Busy as its Labour Weekend. Can watch the Coastal Classic fleet arrive into the BOI from here. Great walk around island on DOC trails

Mon May 1 21:44 2017 NZST
Run: 0.2nm (0.4km)

No movement for Balvenie in the foreseeable future. She is still in Opua where we left her suddenly in January and we are in London tidying up affairs after Marks mum passed away suddenly. No tropical sunsets, snorkeling, happy hours and beach barbies for us this year. Life is not the same off Balvenie ?

Wed Feb 8 11:06 2017 NZDT
Run: 28.1nm (50.9km)

We have left Balvenie tied up in Opua and we are both in England as Marks mum sadly passed away suddenly in January. Not sure when we will return to our flosting home.

Fri Jan 13 18:00 2017 NZDT
Run: 2.7nm (4.9km)

Had last night anchored off teeny Whangaroa township, did the climb up St Paul's Hill this morning and have moved this afternoon for better shelter (mind you its only 15knots), another top spot

Thu Jan 12 9:31 2017 NZDT
Run: 27.3nm (49.4km)

Came north to Whangaroa Harbour a couple of days ago, what a stunning spot. Sunny skies, light breeze and mid 20's, absolutely perfect

Sun Jan 8 13:19 2017 NZDT
Run: 2nm (3.6km)

Gloomy day with 10knot westerly so came across to Waitangi to shelter and do grocery run. Funlast night with hangi and band after tall ships racing

Sat Jan 7 10:02 2017 NZDT
Run: 0.4nm (0.7km)

Moved a little way across to Matauwhi Bay by Russell as its the Tall Ships Regatta today leaving from here. Should be a fun day, Hangi ashore later.

Thu Jan 5 12:23 2017 NZDT
Run: 2.6nm (4.7km)

Tucked away from the cool southerly in the western part of Pomare Bay, just a stones throw from Russell. Had a busy Xmas and NY, back taking it easy

Shouldn't you be asleep!  Promise we will ring when next offer of free overseas minutes pops up.  Skype not so good at anchor.  Keep warm Xx  

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