Friday, March 2, 2018

March already...!!!

It’s been almost one year since I last blogged, no excuses really, more a case of laziness,
I believe the reason I haven’t been more diligent is that for my sins I’m an avid Facebooker, and in some ways I guess it’s a form of instant blogging...the lazy mans answer where all threads lie in your hand in the shape of a mobile phone.
The attached photos are from last weekend when I and my friends Jenny and Ian travelled to the far north of New Zealand. They have been walking the Te Araroa Trail, a track that runs the length of the North and South Islands, in small chunks. The task this time was Ninety Mile Beach, although not really ninety miles is still a challenging 88 kilometres!

The Sand Dunes at Te Paki Creek

The intrepid walkers and yours truely 

Jenny, Ian and Paul

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sold The Boat...

 It's a bitter sweet day when you sell a boat, part relief that it's sold and the sadness that comes with parting....

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mike Peyton Crosses The Bar

Mike Peyton has been tickling the funny bone of yachties for many years, his passing deeply saddens me......


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ships that pass........

I was out on the Manukau Harbour last Saturday to watch some of the Hartley 16 National Champs up at Onehunga. A beautiful day, for a change, with bright sun and light breezes. On my way back to French Bay I chanced apon Grant May in his Welsford Truant, and of course had to have a chat and take the inevitable photo..

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mahurangi Regatta

The scene on the beach at last years regatta. My Whiting 16 can be seen just launching at back right.
The regatta takes place every Auckland Aniversery Weekend which falls on the last weekend of the month of January.
I commend either participation of just turn up and watch the fun.