Been out a week , very slowly travelling north .I'll update a few pics here from time to time. Pretty mixed bag so far weather wise. Motored 1/2 the biggish leg and then got whacked by 25 and 30 right on the nose with a nasty wind against tide chop.
One for you Dave...
We veered off and hid under Bream head outside Whangarei.
peeled off and sitting on 7.5 with staysail and reefed main
A couple of really lovely days and nights , anchored under Goat island at Ngungaru
Whale bay the next night,
but we made a bad choice yesterday in a trip out to the poor knights.
the Southern arch
always spooky as hell to go through
it breezed up 30 ( where did that come from ?) and we had a hard sail back 15 miles or so to the coast. As always its the sea state and a combination of an easterly swell, a northerly sea breeze for half the day and a nasty and gusty s/westerly on top made for uncomfortable sailing.
New years eve tonight. We're at Mimiwhangata,outside whangaruru harbour, all four boats met up now so big night a coming.( happy new year)