At Anchor, Islington Bay
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Thu 6 May 2010 08:56
Position at 1700 NZST: 36:47:7S 174:53:92E
After three great days at Swan Bay we returned to Gulf Harbour Overnight last night to attend Scouts, do some shopping, and pick up our new anchor. This afternoon we depated the marina at about 1400 to sail down to Rangitoto Island, where we arrived to anchor at about 1700.
The Islington Bay anchorage is in between Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands, and seems to be a pretty popular spot, even for this time of yer.
The weather is getting colder and so our webasto diesel heater is getting used morning and night; when we purchased the boat we thought the heater was a waste of time, now we know different!
Our plan is to remain hereabouts while the north east weather continues until next week. Tomorrow's weather is forecast to be pretty good, so we might might make the big assault on the summit of Rangitoto Island.