Let’s go sailing
After crossing the Atlantic in November 16, we spent 2 years in the Caribbean, going up and down the islands between Trinidad and Puerto Rico. We transited the Panama Canal in March 19. Since then we have been exploring the beautiful islands of the Pacific. We arrived in New Zealand in November 19, and like the rest of the world we have come to a standstill in March 20. We are experiencing our first winter in 4 years, but feeling lucky to be here.
The world is in our hands....
Christmas is fast approaching and the weather has not really improved. We have had to shelter out of the worst of it along the way. On the bright side we have visited (and liked) places we never though we’d see. We had Christmas and New Year in Napier, perfect place to celebrate with a party and fireworks.
Back to our nomadic ways. With summer on its way we are beginning our migration south. The aim is to have Christmas in the South Island. Plenty of opportunities to visit some fabulous new places on the way. We particularly enjoyed our walks in Great Barrier and the Coromandel.
The Bay off Islands is truly a special place, we never tire of it. There are so many islands, coves and bays to visit, we could probably stay here for many more months. Finally managed to sample the wine at the Omata Vinyard, and very good it was too. The weather has not been brilliant unfortunately. We had to shelter in Opunga Cove for a few days. It did brighten up and we enjoyed Urupukapuka island. With loads of walks and resident sheep, it is very scenic. Going back to Whangarei where we have a few things to do and then we will make our way south slowly.