Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas in Auckland

Shauna & Liza

At the trough

Dorien from Wales with daughters Amelia, Ellen & Hanna

Liza & Hanna

Hanna gets hold of Adrian.....

Washing dishes - a rare occurance!!

Aboard Dragon with Dave & Shauna

Good to watch Craig at work....

Nice not to be the skipper for a change

Motuihe Island for lunch

Auckland city in the distance - flat sailing water in the Gulf!

Whitford Creek

The City of Auckland

Auckland Ferry Terminal

A Scottish backpacker earning his way

Enjoying the day in downtown Auckland

Hiking in Paihia

Bay of Islands in the distance

Stone Store, Keri Keri


Keri Keri

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Opua, New Zealand

An afternoon in Russel

Russel is a very pretty little town across the bay

Can't stay away from boats 

Adrian taking some tips from the ferry Captain.

Oldest gas station in NZ

Hiking to Paihia


Opua Marina


Enjoying a glass of vino at NZ's 1st licensed pub, Duke of Marlborough

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

North Minerva to New Zealand

A Lovely Wahoo

Other yachts waiting in North Minerva

Private expedition boat in N Mineva

No more shorts & T-shirts!

Awaiting customs on the New Zealand Q dock with Northern Rose

Catching up with Daniel & Oliver in Bay of Islands

Enjoying burgers and beers after the passage

More on Vavau, Tonga

View of Neiafu Harbour

The Fakalady Show (Lady Boys)

That is a  dude incase you were wondering...

The local pharmacist..... by day. Exotic dancer by night. Only in Tonga!! 

Tongan Agricultural Show


Spent a few days in the anchorages with Tiger

Our friend Dennis building his 45 ft catamaran

Thanksgiving.... That is a turkey being deep-fried in the pot!!

Enjoying Thanksgiving at Sunset Grill with Derek, Rosie & Pat from Tiger

Friday, November 11, 2011

Vavau, Tonga

The Wharram raft-up

Two Ticks with Tapasya and Dolphin Dream

Easy to beach Two Ticks

Brett and Josephine on Dolphin Dream

Dolphin Dream chasing us!

Neiafu Harbour

Stocking up at the fresh goods market

Following Tapasya through a scary pass!!

The Wharram crowd in tow

Anchorage at Tapana

Wayne from Tapasya

Sailing around the Vavau island group

Floating Ark (Art) Gallery

Tapasya at anchor

Great sailing around Vavau

Dinner on the beach with other yachties