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Entries from January 2011

Pararako Bay, Whangaroa, Tuesday, 11 January, 2011

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off on Pararako Bay, Whangaroa, Tuesday, 11 January, 2011

I’ve lost my mojo. No fish while Rob was getting good bites and hauling them in – admittedly all undersized, but at least they were fish. Oh well there is tomorrow. BBQ for tea – Soggybottom sausages, baked potatoes, grilled corn and tomato salad. – If you enjoyed this please leave a comment – Posted […]

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Pararako Bay, Whangaroa, Monday, 10 January, 2011

January 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Well we had an interesting day – and not in a good way. Forecast was for 15 knot southeast winds with slight sea and 1m swell. Sounds good, yep. Winds were stronger and swell was much bigger. With a following wind and swells rolling in on our starboard beam Zinkwazi rolled like a pig. Oh […]

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Matauwhai Bay, Bay of Islands, Sunday, 9 January, 2011

January 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Beer is bad, bad, bad. Bad, bad, bad! But who cleaned up in Tall Ships and Classic races yesterday? First tall ship on handicap, first wooden gaff rigged boat and first boat in both classic and tall ships on handicap? The girls……… And they have enough rum in winnings to float a boat. Two days […]

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Matauwhai Bay, Bay of Islands, Saturday, 8 January, 2011

January 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Matauwhai Bay, Bay of Islands, Saturday, 8 January, 2011

3 days till I go naked, unless I do some laundry first. Tonight we hangi. Tall ships was not as impressive as last year but still a great spectacle. I counted more than a hundred sail boats off Russell and that was before the start of the race. Artemis was the flag ship. Cutest boat […]

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Te Hue Bay (Assassination Cove), Bay of Islands, Friday, 7 January, 2011

January 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Tough day, hooning around in the tender, kayaking, swimming, reading and barbecuing. We’ve had a lovely day, clear and hot but has clouded over and there is some rain now. All good, rain will wash boat and cool the night. We had our first boat problems today – I blocked the toilet, fortunately I did […]

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Te Hue Bay (Assassination Cove), Bay of Islands, Thursday, 6 January, 2011

January 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on Te Hue Bay (Assassination Cove), Bay of Islands, Thursday, 6 January, 2011

Happy birthday Elyse. The boats are back, the boats are back in town. Tall ships race on Saturday and we’ve already seen a few and there are a couple anchored very close by. Can’t see her name but here is a very glammed up schooner: We’ll sail the course on Saturday – anybody with anything […]

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Paradise Bay, Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, Wednesday, 5 January 2011

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Paradise Bay, Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands, Wednesday, 5 January 2011

We’ve not moved today. Slept late and then did boat work. Sadly this is just like housework, but on a boat. Rob did most of stowing away before we left and so I can’t find anything. Because I did the shopping in several short bursts I’m not sure what food and drinks we have on […]

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Paradise Bay, Urupukapuka Island, Bay of Islands – Tuesday 4 January,2011

January 4th, 2011 · 3 Comments

We put up the main – but just for show, in 2-3 knots wind we were not sailing anywhere! Not a ripple on the sea, just a big oily swell which seems to set off my very mild sea sickness. Oh well a day in the cock pit sticking my head into the wind like […]

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Pacific Bay, Tutukaka, Monday, 3 January, 2011

January 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Penguins: check Dolphins: check Sunburn: check (but I hasten to add it is a tiny sliver that I missed with sunblock) Feeding birds: check – lots, in places the water was boiling with them. 8-10 knot NE Winds so we had a good sail from Kawau across Bream Bay. Wind was on the nose after […]

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Bon Accord Harbour, Kawau – Sunday, 2 January 2011

January 3rd, 2011 · 4 Comments

We spent last night in Waikalabubu off Motatapu. 10 knots variable today so we motor sailed and dropped the pick at about 3:00 and promptly had after-noon naps – mine lasted till 7:00! Beehive Island looks as good as always: For dinner we had baked new potatoes and an eggplant and mince layer – I […]

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