30,000 nautical miles...
Tuesday 19th November 2013
.....since we left Plymouth on 1 June 2008, we make safe landfall in Opua, New Zealand. That’s a lot of sailing!
The New Zealand coastline emerges in the early morning light. Skipper cooks up a hearty breakfast as we enter the Bay of Islands.
We pass the Paihia to Russell passenger ferry. The NZ courtesy flag and yellow ‘Q’ flag flying ready for our landfall.
Celebrating safe landfall in the Scott-Free time-honoured way... with bacon butties and Bollie (or near and much cheaper equivalent!)
It’s wonderful to be here!