Hanging out in Russell, cool wee town.
Waipiro Bay, hiding from the 20knt Northly that is coming tomorrow.
Finally made it to the Bay of Islands.
Great first anchorage, beautiful clear water and nice sandy beach.
Spent the day sailing up to Whangaruru, pretty rough seas, got smashed around a bit, only 10knts of wind and 1 1/2m of swell but punching into it the wrong way.
Staying at Tutuaka for the night before heading to the Poor Knights tomorrow.
Moved bay to be able to go out for dinner with some new friends.
In Urquharts Bay
Staying at the Whangarei Marina for a few days for some city life. Very cool place for yachties, easy to get around and marina right in town.
At a really cool bay called Smoke house bay which is a real treat for the sailors, hot showers, washing machines a pizza oven and fish smokers. Awesome!
Heading to Great Barrier Island
Stayed in Coromandal bay last night, but to shallow, so moving around to Long bay.
Leaving Colville and heading to Long Bay
Heading to Kawau Island again to do some bush walks
In Man-o-war bay.
Had to wait a day for the winery to open so we can hit it tomorrow :-)
Sweet anchorage on Oneroa Bay, leaving tomorrow to start a circumnavigation around Waiheke over the next week or so.
Spent a week in Auckland where Paul did a Cat 1 first aid and sea survival course.
Had a fantastic anchorage last night, in Shark bay, Kawau Bay, was like being on land, didn't move a bit. Heading to Auckland today, will take about 5 hours to sail there.
Anchored at shark bay, lovely evening
Heading into hot water beach for a look.
Leaving Tauranga and heading to Auckland slowly.
Heading to Tauranga. Looking forward to getting to the Marina, it's been a long 3 days with no wind.
Heading from Tolaga Bay to White Island.
In Tolaga bay waiting for the 20k winds to pass
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