Our Adventure Timeline

May 2019

Cape Reinga

By | May 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019-New Zealand, Uncategorized|

We took a Saturday off from boat jobs and drove from the Bay of Islands to Cape Reinga. It took a long time (about 4 hours). We had been told by a friend to take [...]

Boat Projects (Opua)

By | May 28th, 2019|Categories: 2019-New Zealand|

We headed north to the Bay of Islands, anchoring for a night midway at Mimiwhangata Bay. Don't get tired of the Mauri names! Approaching Hole in the Rock at the entrance to the Bay of [...]

Boat projects (Whangarei)

By | May 24th, 2019|Categories: 2019-New Zealand|

Living the dream does require some work now and then. Here's what goes on to keep Whistler in offshore cruising condition. First on the agenda was to haul out at Norsand or Marsden. We knew [...]

April 2019

Coromandel & Great Barrier Island

By | April 29th, 2019|Categories: 2019-New Zealand|

Leaving Waiheke Island for the Coromandel, we had sun but no wind so we motored across the Hauraki Gulf. Glassy conditions in the Hauraki Gulf We anchored in Te Kouma Harbour, just south of Coromandel [...]

Waiheke Island Visit

By | April 11th, 2019|Categories: 2019-New Zealand|

From Auckland, it was a pretty easy day trip to Waiheke Island. We sailed around the western shore and anchored in Oneroa Bay. Oneroa Bay, Waiheke Island After reading our blog, a Kiwi living on [...]

March 2019

Whistler to Whistler

By | March 9th, 2019|Categories: 2019-New Zealand|

After almost 3 months of skiing every day in Whistler, BC, and socializing with friends, we traveled back to our beloved S/V Whistler in NZ. We needed to spend a night in a Vancouver airport [...]