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Everything Happens For a Reason While we were frustrated and stuck in Padang for almost three weeks waiting for our new boat batteries to be delivered our mates on s/v Destiny set sail from Lombok to the Seychelles. We had buddy boated with Steve & Anna from Fiji to Indonesia and we had plans to leave around the same time as them en route for the Seychelles so, while we waited and… Read More

Breakage Was Our Constant Companion Years of “day sailing” might be equal to the amount of wear we had on all the boat’s systems during this 29 day passage We Ate Well- Tuna and Wahoo Jimmy was our local go-to-guide for pretty much everything we needed. Kupang was too spread out and the language was a barrier for immigration, phones, stamps and boat repairs etc. Jimmy was always there to watch our… Read More

Waiheke Island in The Hauraki Gulf / Tīkapa Moana is a coastal feature of the North Island of New Zealand. It has an area of 4000 km², and lies between the Auckland Region, the Hauraki Plains, the Coromandel Peninsula, and Great Barrier Island. Most of the gulf is part of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Martin surprised me by making reservations at the Casita Miro winery on Waiheke Island. Inspired by the… Read More

We were interviewed for “another” special Interest piece in the Newspaper…. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/needy-northland-families-receive-hope-in-a-box/Z5WCULORHAR7LB6FBBY3PLVF6U/ Road Trip to Beachlands and then to Cambridge Martin getting to visit with the mates he grew up with in South Africa; Brian & Felicity Fuller, Richard & Marlene Koekemoer and Gavin Nel. From Beachlands to Cambridge and back to Whangarei over the weekend…total blast! Mt. Manaia Hike Great afternoon hike with Bill and Irene. Standing at 420 metres, the… Read More