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Entries from January 2010

Pekapeka Bay, Whangaroa Harbour – 14-1-10

January 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on Pekapeka Bay, Whangaroa Harbour – 14-1-10

Whangaroa – we had a good trip up. Re-fueled and took on water at Opua and left at about 10:30. Very carefully threaded our way through the Cavalli’s using the inner passage through Matauri Bay. Then round Flat Island and across to the entrance of Whangaroa Harbour. About 32 miles. We are anchored in Pekapeka […]

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Opua, Bay of Islands – 13-1-10

January 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We’ve done nothing for 2 days. Been a blow up here so we have cautiously stayed put. We’ve read, done some shopping, some washing, slept and read some more. I’ve updated my blog web-site (thanks Greg for upgrading). Tomorrow (weather permitting) we head north to Whangaroa. But tonight we don’t need to worry about vampires […]

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Apple Bread Rolls

January 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Apple Bread Rolls

These are good – moist with a crisp crust. 1/2 cup warm water 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 of olive oil (use approximately half in each of 2 stages) 1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and grated 1/2 cup milk (plus 1/2 cup extra […]

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Tall Ships – 9-1-10

January 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Tall Ship’s Race is an held every year in January. Zinkwazi is not a tall ship, but along with many other yachts we sailed along and enjoyed the atmosphere. Spirit of New Zealand at anchor before race Flying our flags – club pennants between New Zealand and loyal flags. Our nice new white main […]

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Piercy Island Pictures – 8-1-10

January 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Piercy Island Pictures – 8-1-10

I am always fascinated how detail emerges as you approach land and it fades as you lsail away from it. This sequence of pictures was taken as we approached Piercy Island (lies east of Cape Brett which is southern point of Bay of Islands). Was to rough to take any pictures as we rounded but […]

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Orokawa Bay, Bay of Islands – 10-1-10

January 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Orokawa Bay, Bay of Islands – 10-1-10

I’m sulking. Rob won’t let me row over to the superyacht (the one with crew and waitresses) with our bag of rubbish and ask if they are the rubbish barge. Oh well I can try again tomorrow.

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Opunga Cove, Bay of Islands – 9-1-10

January 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Opunga Cove, Bay of Islands – 9-1-10

We’ve had a very good day. Except when pharmacy building caught fire and we had to get out. But Rob had already got his prescription and I was just browsing so callously we just moved on to the fishing tackle shop. Today was the tall ships race so we sailed the course (well it was […]

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Opunga Cove, Bay of Islands – 8-1-10

January 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Opunga Cove, Bay of Islands – 8-1-10

We bashed our way north today. Into 15-20 knot headwinds and and a running sea. Forecast was for wind to swing to southwest which would have given us a lovely beam reach. But the wind stayed stubbornly northwest until we were well into the Bay of Islands. Oh well – was exhilarating ploughing into swells […]

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Tutukaka Marina – 7-1-09

January 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tutukaka Marina – 7-1-09

Blog is late. Well – what can I say? Had a day doing washing – ourselves, clothes and Zinkwazi. Lunch at Schnapper Rock – good service, very mediocre food and tea at boating club – good food and cheap beer. Then we sorted out fishing kit – needed to choose another lure. And of course […]

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Tutukaka Marina – Wednesday 6-1-10

January 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on Tutukaka Marina – Wednesday 6-1-10

Happy birthday Elyse. It’s been a long day – we set the alarm so we’d get away early and we did! Left Barrier at about 6:30 this morning. Rob on watch – not! It has been a glorious day weatherwise – clear, hot and sunny. And very little wind so it was a motor across […]

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