Waewaetorea Bay, Bay of Islands

Mark & Sue Owen
Sun 13 Dec 2015 14:42

35:12.59S 174:13.27E


We returned to Russell for a couple of days to re-stock on food and were soon laden with goodies and ready to set off again.  Our friends Marce and Jack (sv Escape Velocity) arrived that afternoon and joined us aboard Macushla – always great to spend time with them.


In the morning we were ready to take a ride on the outgoing tide and sailed over to Waewaetorea Passage on the north side of Urupukapuka Island.  In spite of the brisk afternoon winds, we were perfectly protected and enjoyed another flat calm anchorage for the night.


Skipper is enjoying sampling the variety of local brews with names such as Sassy Red, Mid-Vicious, and Hop Rocker and of course there’s the wonderful NZ wine for us to try as well!


Mark enjoying an arrival beer in Opua with Jack (sv Escape Velocity) and a sunset picture of Macushla anchored off Russell Boat Club (photo courtesy of EV):




Waewaetorea Bay: