Mangonui - "World Famous Fish and Chips..."
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Sun 27 Feb 2011 08:13
So.... the fish and chips were OK - nice ambience, not sure if they are "world's best" but pretty good anyway. Good value for money, still feeling over-full three hours later.
Mangonui is a small coastal hamlet on a river estuary. It seems to be suffering a bit from the downturn (it's a big holiday area, apparently), plenty of for sale signs around.
We have decided to hang here until Tuesday, when we will hop on a forecast 15 knot northerly and head on down to Whangarei. The distances are now all pretty short (by comparison to the 483nm we have just sailed) so trucking through the night won't be a problem, and it will leave the days free for school.