At Anchor, Roberton Island, Bay of Islands
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Wed 20 Jan 2010 09:31
Position at 2000 NZDT 35:14:08S 174:10:14E
We have finally wrested urselves from the cluthes of the Opua Marina - good time to go, the Bay Race Week has just started, so there are yachts and racing yachties everywhere. Our plan is to sail down to Tutukaka tomorrow on the favourable westerly winds which are forecast for tomorrow. The Bay of Islands will have to wait until later this year, or even next.
So far we are having a great time; we have visited all of the local sights, including the Waitangi Treaty House and the historic "Stone Store" at Keri Keri. They are both among the oldest buildings in the country at about 165 years.
The weather promises to be a bit wet over the next few days, but we plan to make our way down to Bayswater Marina in Auckland by 27 Jan, to catch up with our friends John and Jeanette Crighton and their family.
Until tomorrow, TTFN.