Our Adventure Timeline

May 2019

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 [...]

Passage Fiji to New Zealand

By | March 9th, 2019|Categories: 2018-05 Fiji, Uncategorized|Tags: |

In Port Denarau, we were checking the forecasts a few times a day and talking with other cruisers about what they thought. Around October 16th, we saw a good looking window, though it would be [...]

Preparing for Passage

By | March 1st, 2019|Categories: 2018-05 Fiji|Tags: , |

The first of October, we started looking for a weather window for passage back to New Zealand. We had about 3 weeks before we needed to leave the country as our 6-month visitor's visas were [...]