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Entries from December 2009

Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier – Thursday 31-12-09

December 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier – Thursday 31-12-09

Last day of the year. A time to reflect and make resolutions. With wind in 30’s we hung around Coromandel yesterday. Had mates over and played poker last night – well done Luke. This morning we did boat work – some minor repairs, some cleaning. Forecast was improving so at about midday we decided to […]

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Woolshed Bay – Tuesday 29-12-09

December 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Woolshed Bay is delightful but does not have good radio or cellphone coverage so we were unable to get a weather forecast this morning. We set off early but sea was had a big chop and wind gusting to 18 knots was on the nose. We listened to weather and with a worsening forecast and […]

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Kofta – Zinkwazi Style

December 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Kofta – Zinkwazi Style

About 800g beef mince (good mince – such as Wholly Cow from Hamilton market) 1 onion finely chopped A little olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cardomon 1 teaspoon dried basil (Or fresh chopped if you have it) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 egg Salt and pepper 1/2 cup flour seasoned with salt and pepper Olive […]

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Coromandel Harbour – Monday 28-12-09

December 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Coromandel Harbour – Monday 28-12-09

We’re out – anchored up in Woolshed Bay off Whanganui Island in Coromandel Harbour. Very quiet except for boats arriving and a peacock crying on the shore. Might get in a kayak early tomorrow morning. Provisioning Zinkwazi was interesting – we are unlikely to get to any shops for the next four weeks so have […]

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On our way

December 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on On our way

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1 sleep to go

December 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on 1 sleep to go

Provision boat today and head off tomorrow…..

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Countdown – 12 sleeps

December 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Countdown – 12 sleeps

till we go sailing. Zinkwazi is getting her bottom lovingly rubbed down by Rob and I am frantically delegating everything I can at work because we are heading south on boxing day. Very excited – will be cooking, blogging, sleeping, sailing, kayaking and generally messing around in boats. Did I mention – only 12 sleeps?

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