This might be the post most of the people following this little blog has been waiting for. Well maybe, we’re not heading off shore, but we have cast the dock lines off for the time being. We’ve got the boat provisioned and we’re out playing!
This will be a little longer than the previous weekend cruise we did (I haven’t written about it yet, but it was great). We’re currently sitting at anchor in a small bay called Okoromai (Shakespeare) Bay. We’re the only boat anchored here, and there might be a reason for that we’re not sure yet.
Our plan was to sail to Kawau Island today, but there was no wind, so unfortunately we had to use the noisy outboard motor to get away from the dock. The bottom line is that we’re out, away from the dock and we’re sailing! Well we will be! We’ve decided to hang out in this little bay until the wind picks up so we can continue our little journey to Kawau Island.
There’s not much to say about the adventure today as it was rather uneventful. We managed to leave the marina just fine, which of course is a huge bonus as we’ve not had the best of luck with marina adventures to date! We managed to get a bit of sailing done in the harbour but then the winds died completely. Motoring is not fun and we didn’t really care for it. It was really a means to an end, now that we’ve left the doc we don’t feel the pressure of needing to leave. That part is done!
Given that we’ve been so busy with the run up to Christmas we’re both tired so now it’s time to rest and recover from all the stress we’ve placed on our bodies.
Below are some pictures of the little anchorage we’re in. We’re anchored in about 4.5 meters of water and so far it would seem like a calm quite anchorage!