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Southwest Bay, Rotoroa Island, Friday, 22 April, 2011

April 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

We’ve had a lazy day. Toasted hot cross buns for breakfast while watching the comings and goings in Issy Bay. Then we lifted the anchor and headed out. Some wind but on the nose so sailing was hard. Temperature has dropped and Rob was worried he’d get wet, but rain held off.

We dropped the pick at about 1:00 – damn chain going out woke me up because I’d fallen asleep reading. But woke up enough to heat some leek and potato soup for lunch.

We’ve never anchored in this bay before. Rotoroa used to be owned by the Salavation Army and they ran a detox facility and public was not allowed to land. I also suspect that as boaties are not the most sober lot they avoided the island in case they got contaminated by the teetotalers.

A couple of year ago we had a picnic and friends bought their bean bags ashore. I appropriated one for the day and it was great so decided to get one for Zinkwazi. Rob was dead against it – and pointed out all the problems of storage etc. etc. But I went ahead and got one – it lives on our aft deck when we we on the boat and on the forward berth when we are not, so that takes care of storage. All on the understanding that it was MY bean bag. But do guess whose arse it cradles most often?

Not mine!

For tea we had chicken casserole with green beans and couscous. Just the thing for a cold day that leaves us in no doubt that winter is coming. Very yummy.

Tomorrow we plan to head across to the Coromandel. We’ve never been to the Happy Jacks so might try to spend the night in Elephant Cove. But depends on the weather!

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  • 1 Mary Anne Gill // Apr 23, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Sounds fantastic! I’m going to play golf, just for a change!! The beanbag sounds like a fantastic idea for a boat.