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! 

 

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The New Zealand coastline emerges in the early morning light.                   Skipper cooks up a hearty breakfast as we enter the Bay of Islands.

 

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We pass the Paihia to Russell passenger ferry.                                                    The NZ courtesy flag and yellow ‘Q’ flag flying ready for our landfall.

 

 

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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!