Engulfed in beautiful NZ native bush, green water and birdsong. Walked up untracked spur to Queen Charlotte Track today.
Light cold southerly. Cosy with diesel fire lit.
Walk to one of the largest Rimu trees in NZ. Approximately 1000 years old!!
Anchored in the beautiful bush-clad Tawa Bay in Endeavour Inlet.
Birdsong on Blumine Island sanctuary.
Ratimera in Ruakaka Bay,
Anchored in tranquil Kumutoto Bay after a week in Nelson on house maintenance.
Back home on Taranui next to the diesel fire after 5 months (Hilary) and two months (Brian) in the UK. Harbouring up in our local haunts not too far from the mooring at Anakiwa including our latest position in Mistletoe Bay.
Kumutoto Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound
Taranui is home on her own mooring at Anakiwa, Queen Charlotte Sound, Marlborough Sounds.
Arrived Port of Entry Picton, Sunday 0200hrs. Ready to great us at the dock were both customs and quarantine officials. Sleep deprivation is hence extended! Thank to Ed (yacht Aka) for weather reports and YIT programming and Ron (yacht Pilgrim). SSB communication was excellent.
course 125 true 5 knots 223 miles to Picton,
ETA Sunday all well
5.5 knts. 126 true, 339 miles to Picton E.T.A. Sunday morning. have contacted Taupo Maritime with arrival notice. all well
motorsailing 125 true 427 miles to Picton
eta saturday alls well
motoring slowly had a nice new years eve. calm, with fish dinner. 478 miles to picton ETA now saturday
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL..
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