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Entries from January 2010

Whangaroa Harbour

January 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

A maginal place and one of our favourite destinations.

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Westhaven Marina, Auckland – 23-1-10

January 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Westhaven Marina, Auckland – 23-1-10

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Islington Bay, Auckland – 22-1-10

January 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

Wind is up in 30’s and low 40’s so we’ve stayed put. Had a very relaxing day. I broke down all our rods – dunno how two people can have so much fishing kit and catch so little. Took everything out of our port under-cockpit storage and tidied it up – where we keep our […]

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Islington Bay, Auckland – 21-1-10

January 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Islington Bay, Auckland – 21-1-10

Almost over. We are anchored in Issy Bay after a good sail down from Kawau. Only about 30 miles and we had good winds, moving from forward of the beam to full aft when we very elegantly goosewinged (main and genoa on opposite sides) for a short while. Ran into a squall off East Coast […]

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Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island – 20-1-10

January 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island – 20-1-10

As we do, had a few beers at Kawau Yacht Club, we are members so good to catch up on the gos. Had a beer with our good mate Jaffa. And watched a pod of orca’s herding fish in Bon Accord Harbour. Something I’ve never seen before – well never seen an orca for real […]

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Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau Island – 19-1-10

January 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We had a spanking trip today – 78 miles in 11 1/2 hours using all three sails – main, genoa and iron spinnaker. Left Whangaruru at 7:30 this morning and dropped pick in Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau at 7:00 this evening. Wind was iffy for first half of day but strengthened to a steady 10-15 […]

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Whangaruru Harbour – 18-1-10

January 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Whangaruru Harbour – 18-1-10

We were up early (reluctantly) and very sadly left Whangaroa at about 7:30. Whangaroa is about 165 miles (nautical) from Auckland and we want to bounce down the coast to Kawau in 2 or 3 legs early this week to avoid being caught by the weather. This takes a surprising amount of planning, debate, checking […]

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Whangaroa Harbour – 17-1-10

January 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Oh well – back to our usual fishing state of zilch. Left harbour this morning and tried off Srephenson Island, did not even get any promising bites. Then tried same spot as yesterday and still nothing. Oh well – there is still the fish market! Headed into Whangaroa and had friends for tea. Pot-roasted a […]

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Waitepipi Bay, Whangaroa Harbour – 16-1-10

January 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Waitepipi Bay, Whangaroa Harbour – 16-1-10

I caught a kingfish. Threw it back so it can grow another 10 cm for when I come back next year (it was only 65cm long). Started day with American pancakes with cinnamon sugar and lemon – have a good recipe and will post separately. We ate in the cockpit watching all the comings and […]

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Off Whangaroa Wharf, Whangaroa Harbour – 15-1-10

January 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Off Whangaroa Wharf, Whangaroa Harbour – 15-1-10

We fished today. Used the head of the tuna and some Kahawai we caught as bait. And had seafood for tea – seafood pizza at the Marlin Hotel. Where the beer is cold, the food good, nobody brings rabbits to the pub and has a good view of Zinkwazi at anchor in the bay. Snapper […]

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