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Entries from April 2008

Westhaven Sunday 27 April 2008

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Westhaven Sunday 27 April 2008

Well Zinkwazi, Rob and Tony are home. They arrived home late Thursday after a 3-leg trip from the Bay of Islands. They had some good sailing, some drinking and some good food. Although it does not sound like Rob let Tony do anything. Every now and then I make Rob go below so I can […]

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Breakfast Fry-up

April 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Breakfast Fry-up

You need: Breakfast sausages (2 per person) Mushrooms sliced (Portabellos work well) (1 per person) Tomato topped, tailed and cut in half (1 per person) Bacon (1-2 rashers per person) Eggs (1-2 per person) Toast Heat a good non-stick frying pan and add sausages. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add slices mushrooms […]

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Chocolate Pots

April 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Chocolate Pots

Very strange that the first description that I do is of a dessert – I don’t do desserts. But a chance encounter with a Jamie Oliver TV programme prompted to try this one. Break up a dark chocolate slab (about 125g) into small pieces. Separate 2 eggs mix yolks and discard whites. Put about 300ml […]

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Tuesday 22 April 2008

April 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’m grumpy because I am in Hamilton and Rob, Tony and Zinkwazi are in Tutukaka. Rob tells me they had a good sail from BoI in winds gusting up to 27 knots and had a maximun speed of 8.2 knots. No doubt tonight will be beer and food at the boating club while I have […]

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Sunday 20 April 2008 Opunga Cove & Hamilton

April 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sunday 20 April 2008 Opunga Cove & Hamilton

Zinkwazi and I have parted. We collected Tony off the bus at 2:30 and I dropped Rob & Tony off at the tender and drove to Auckland and then on to Hamilton. Rob played with the alignment this morning and then we motored up to Opua and he was a lot happier. Tony has brought […]

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Saturday 19 April 2008 Bay of Islands

April 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Saturday 19 April 2008 Bay of Islands

Happy birthday Doug. Whew it has been a long day (especially for Rob cause I felt quesy so took to my bunk). We lifted pick at 7:00 a.m. to leave Whangaroa. Not without regret – Whangaroa is high on our list of favourite places and we had planned to spend more time there. Sea was […]

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Friday 18 April 2008 Whangaroa

April 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Friday 18 April 2008 Whangaroa

The sun was shining when we woke and there wasn’t anything we really wanted to do in Mangonui so we decided to head south. Friday is club night at Whangaroa Boating Club so this seemed to be a good enough reason to head to Whangaroa. We packed and settled all our debts (mainly in beer […]

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Thursday 17 April 2008, Mangonui

April 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Thursday 17 April 2008, Mangonui

Oooooooooo – we have thrust. Forward and astern. Magnets worked a treat to get gearbox out of gear. We then fired her up and still no forward or astern. Rob took oil pump off and turned it around. We fired her up again and gears worked. So we are back in business. Zinkwazi is filthy […]

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Wednesday 16 April 2008, Mangonui

April 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Wednesday 16 April 2008, Mangonui

We get up early – needed a couple of bolts so first stop was hardware store then off to boat. Although it is raining intermittently, the wind has died and the sea is flat. Much better weather to do major surgery on a boat engine. Today was pretty much a reversal of Monday. We loaded […]

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Tuesday 15 April 2008, Mangonui

April 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Tuesday 15 April 2008, Mangonui

We had good karma today. First we dropped off laundry – and the Korean owners were as happy to see us as we were to see them – I managed to resist kissing them – with difficulty. Then we headed out to a mate of Robs who owns an engine reconditioning business and Rob stripped […]

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