NZ - Christmas in Opua

Mike and Liz Downing
Wed 29 Dec 2010 09:07
Christmas Day was overcast,but warm - a lot warmer than the UK, but not as warm as Bonaire last year. For the 2nd year running, we had Christmas lunch on the catamaran Troutbridge, along with skipper Pete and 9 other yachties. It was a great pot-luck lunch with everybody bringing allsorts of food and drink. Unlike the last two Christmases, there was no swimming in the sea - too murky in the estuary anchorage and much too cold for us softies used to tropical water temperatures.
Helen's Pavlova (from yacht Mantra) - it fed all 12 of us with a bit to spare - that didn't last long!
Sunset over the Opua anchorage on Christmas Day