Waiting for the Prop

We were so lucky to have had our problems with the prop and engine while we were still in New Zealand waters! What a mess it would been if we were somewhere in Asia or Sri Lanka. We were able to haul Mai Tai out at the boat yard in Opua two days after we arrived in the Bay of

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Leaving Auckland

Well, to say the least, we have had a mixed start to our sailing adventure. After a frenetic few weeks trying to get our lives sorted so we could leave New Zealand, we set off the first day and sailed over to Rangitoto Island, the extinct volcano just outside the harbour entrance. There we spent a day storing gear and

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Leaving the bustling city life behind

There has never been a more difficult exercise than to leave the comfortable life we had in Auckland and begin a new life often fraught with danger and always filled with the unknown.  However, I am reminded of a quote in Jon Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild: which is a biography about Chris McCandless.  He says, “So many people live within

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