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Entries from January 2011

Hamilton, Sunday, 23 January 2011

January 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

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Touwai Bay, Whangaroa, Thursday, 20 January 2011

January 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments

Oh dear holiday is coming to an end. Whangaroa is emptying out with boats taking a run to BoI in the one day forecast to be good for sailing. Weather forecast has been very accurate, we would have done one leg south and then have had to hole up. So Zinkwazi will stay up here […]

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Waitepipi Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, Wednesday, 19 January, 2011

January 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Mad day today. Started by looking at a house, then breakfast in Whangaroa and then escape to Rere Cove where I caught fish. Lots of them, had to throw them all back because they were undersize, but at least I was catching. We moved around to Waitepipi Bay for the night and saw one of […]

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Kowkairoa Bay, Whangaroa, Tuesday, 17 January, 2011

January 19th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Well the wind is blowing. Metservice were spot on in their forecast of 30 knots with gusts of up to 40 knots. Would not want to be out in open sea with sea stare of rough to very rough. We anchored in Waitapu Bay and had cheese muffins for lunch. Lots of cheese, very yummy. […]

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Whangaroa Marina, Whangaroa, Monday, 17 January, 2011

January 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I can’t remember what we did yesterday – slacked off and read I think. Ended up in pub for pizza and pool. Up early tomorrow – going to look at a house. Then we’ll skive off and find a safe anchorage, gale coming on the back-end of a cyclone. – If you enjoyed this please […]

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Whangaroa Marina, Whangaroa, Sunday, 16 January, 2011

January 17th, 2011 · Comments Off on Whangaroa Marina, Whangaroa, Sunday, 16 January, 2011

OK several drinks at boating club then a few more at Marlin, snapper and chips for tea, in sheer desperation because my mojo is gone. And afterwards pool, which I play very badly, Rob tried hard to loose by sinking my balls and playing left hand but sadly he still won. Laundry is half done, […]

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Touwai Bay, Whangaroa, Saturday, 15 January 2011

January 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

We had a lazy day. Stuck our nose out of harbour entrance to empty tanks then anchored off Whangaroa so Rob could get coke & nail polish remover (chipped nail polish on toe nails is driving me mad). No problem with coke and as shop did not have nail polish remover the owner lent me […]

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Waitepipi Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, Thursday, 13 January 2011

January 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I fished last night. There is strong tidal flow in Mangonui but it was a very still clear night. GPS was officially on anchor watch butbI read late and was checking boat and the sea was alive with bait fish. So I could not resist, I caught a small kahawai (but too big to use […]

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Pekapeka Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, Friday, 14 January, 2011

January 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on Pekapeka Bay, Whangaroa Harbour, Friday, 14 January, 2011

My mojo is still lost, but at least I am catching bait. May have to eat it if I don’t catch anything bigger. This will shock Rob so might do anyway – a couple of butterflied baby kahawai on the barbecue with some wood chips to smoke them maybe. And I love skipjack mackerel, piper, […]

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Mangonui Harbour, Wednesday, 12 January,2011

January 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments

We are anchored off the famous: A trough coming through in next couple of days so we decided to head north ahead of it. A very different trip from our last one with a gentle swell and bugger all wind. So the iron spinnaker did most of the work although we did fly the genoa. […]

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