Great Mercury Island 36:36.096S 175:46.531E

South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Claes Brodin
Sat 14 Jan 2012 01:53
After a week of gale(40kts from NW) and rain in Auckland,there´s finally a highpressureridge parking over Northern Island.I left after sunrise this morning and could sail close hauled up to Coville Head,and then roud the Coromandel Peninsula for a very nice goosewing sail down to Great Mercury Island (named by Cpt Cook whilst measuring the angle to planet Mercury).
I´m currently anchored in Mercury Cove on the west side.What a little paradise! Just a few small houses,beautiful green hills and sandbeaches ,and just a few other cruisers in the bay.Sheep are walking on the hills,and people living here,seems to spend their time on the beach,or out fishing.
Tomorrow I will carry on towards Tauranga and hopefully arrive at low tide slackwater, just before sunset.