Great Barrier Island

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Tue 1 Jan 2002 00:09
36 10 95 S 175 21 63 E
We anchored overnight at the Heads and set sail on a calm sunny day to motor the 45nm south east to Great barrier Island . We arrived at 1530 and have anchored with a few other yachts in Kiaipara bay. The island still only has a population of 800 souls but nowadays has agood vodafone signal. Most of the island is bush withsuperb beaches on the easten ( pacific) side. We start toe xplore tomorrow