Monthly archives for April, 2018

Our Silent Ally – A Review of the Spa...

There are some pieces of gear that work so well that after a while you begin to take them for granted. Such is the case with our Spade Anchor. But every so often, we are reminded just how well it works. After sailing north five days out of New Zealand, we sought protection from the wind and seas at a mid-ocean circular reef system named Miner [...]

Exploring Picturesque Cape Brett, Bay...

This coastline is stunning!  As beautiful and rugged as the Big Sur coast is back home, we both voted and this stretch of coastline beats it.  I’ll let the pictures do the talking… Great hike in the morning followed by and afternoon of boat projects.  We have at least another few days of boat labor before we feel ready for the cro [...]

Sailing and Diving the Poor Knights I...

After heading back into Whangarei to have a new floor welded on our stainless diesel tank, we managed to escape and headed back out for more exploration!  A morning hike out to Bream Head was followed by an afternoon sail to Tutukaka for the night.  The next morning we set sail for the Poor Knights Islands, a marine preserve located 12nm offs [...]

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