Monthly Archives: April 2016

2016-04-01 On The Hard!

We have been back in New Zealand about 3 1/2 weeks now.  Found the boat in good order.  Our caretaker, Peter, had done a great job. Back at the Town Basin dock. We hauled the boat out at Norsand and dealt with a number of projects like new anti-fouling paint and some stainless steel [...]

By | April 16th, 2016|2016-New Zealand|0 Comments

2016-04-02 Auckland

On the hard, the trades people generally don't do any work on weekends.  It is the only time we felt we could leave the boat.  We made a run to Auckland for a change of scene, shopping and to meet some friends. We also toured the waterfront.  It struck me as similar to Vancouver with some big [...]

By | April 17th, 2016|2016-New Zealand|0 Comments

2016-04-18 Whangarei Life

We finally got to the public market held every Saturday morning by the town hall.  We were delighted to see the wide range of produce, fish, cheese and meat available.  Prices varied but the goods were fresh. Lots of unusual items we just don't see in Canada. Quince Wide selection of avocados. [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|2016-New Zealand|2 Comments

2016-04-23 Waitangi Treaty Grounds

We visited New Zealand's most historic site, took a guided tour and watched a cultural performance.  We were glad to see a bit of the North Island and have a break from chores on the boat.   Margy with one of the Maori performers Eddie Murphy? A short drive from the Grounds [...]

By | April 24th, 2016|2016-New Zealand|0 Comments