First Week in New Zealand

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Fri 22 Nov 2013 04:29
We are still in the marina at Opua . This week has been a mixture of social events and repairs . We have been measured for a new sail and the engine has been checked and the fuel taken out and tank cleaned .We have also found a replacement genset for next season . This one is a 5kw one with a different cooling system so hopefully less prone to problems . The duogen is being repaired
We also met up with James who did a lot of the initial work on L ´Esprit in Milford have and his wife Tracy from Pembrokeshire .
We were lent a car for shopping and went on an organised coach trip to Keri Keri where we bought replacement electrical items and a new electric oven at bargain prices .
The marina berth/ lift out in Whangerrai is confirmed and we shall sail there next week .