Thursday, 2 May. Off at last and so much better than our “departure” last year in an aluminium tube. Crew all present and did a wonderful job of getting ready for a 11.00am departure, only 12 minutes late at cast off time. Lovely morning, good forecast so fingers crossed that it holds and now motoring out of the Bay of Islands. Leaving New Zealand is bringing mixed emotions. We have had a really wonderful time here, but the time has come to leave this beautiful place.
Jane didn’t mean to look worried as all well and all busy as we head for the first waypoint out of the Bay.