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Tagged With: Whangarei

new zealand ~ final days in Kiwiland

March 14 – May 1, 2014 Time to get a move on.  The number of days delinquent in posting to the blog is rapidly growing.  Regardless of how tardy I am, I thoroughly enjoy re-living our travels with every post. Our final days in New Zealand were a blur of activity.  We had just splashed … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ haul-out & maintenance, the good & the bad

February 11 – March 14, 2014 Other than the brief beaching in Opua for the thru-hull repair, it had been nearly two years since our last haul-out.  Along with a small handful of maintenance jobs, the ole gal was in need of some bottom paint, and  it was also high time to give her steel … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ trouble in paradise

January 23 – February 11, 2014 Brief Abstract:  Cold and rainy, a depleted cruising kitty, no job possibilities, a minor car accident for Wil, and excruciating abdominal pain for me.  We had suddenly hit a major low point in cruising.  Thankfully, amidst it all, we were among good friends who helped us through.   With … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ a taste of whangarei

January 4 – 6, 2014   During our next couple of days in Parua Bay, we had the pleasure of exploring the Whangarei Farmer’s Market.  To this day, this market probably remains to be one of my favorites!  Our friends in Parua Bay continued to be wonderful hosts.  While Chip took Wil surfing, Barbara gave us … Continue reading »

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new zealand ~ know the meaning of signs!

December 20, 2013 Christmas was rapidly approaching and we still had some unfinished Christmas shopping to do.  Our friends on s/v Elcie were in the same boat.  Thanks to s/v State of Mind, I had a car available to me, so I made plans to drive to Whangarei for a day of gift buying.  Richard on Elcie joined me. … Continue reading »

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