Heading North Again

So you’ve read Gary’s email on he and Mike sailing from Wellington to Tauranga. They had to deal with a leak in the boat but luckily all worked out and they are safe. Mike was able to fix the problem once they made it to Tauranga. I drove again to Tauranga and met [...]

The Winds Keep A Blowin’….

Okay….so you’ve heard me say it’s very windy in New Zealand right? Well it is so unbelievably windy I simply cannot begin to describe it appropriately. Gary has returned from his week of touring South Island. We are still in Wellington waiting for a weather window to clear so Mike and Gary can [...]

South Island Tour Update

Mike and I have returned from our South Island adventure. What a fantastic trip! We rented a car, had a tent and two sleeping bags and made our way down the entire East Coast of South Island and then headed to the West Coast and back up to the top. We [...]

South Island, NZ – Marnie and Mike

Well we are now nearly 2,000 kilometers ito our road trip and it just gets better each day. Everywhere you go here is different….from the sea to the Southern Alps. It is a very beautiful country! What an adventure we have had discovering NZ. We worked our way down the entire [...]

Road Trip Update – Marnie and Mike

We are well on our way and have covered 800+km in only two days. We are now in Dunedin on the East Coast of South Island and it is fabulous. They have a very eclectic, cool city here too. This is considered the wild life capital of NZ and it shows. [...]

On The Road Again…… Marnie and Mike

Well Mike and Gary arrived in Wellington last week safe and sound but not before they hit the gale force winds that are so popular and unpredictable here. They hit some 50 knot winds but made it through. When they arrived I met them at the Marina where they told the manager they hit 50 [...]

On The Way to Wellington…..

Hi All. I made it to Wellington last night.
Wow…what a great city. Much bigger than
I imagined……but boy is it
windy here.   The locals all told us it would be and they did not disappoint.  It is also several degrees colder and all the locals are wearing jackets and hats.   I’ve been in contact with Mike and [...]

Tauranga, NZ

Hi Again.  Sorry for the lack of communications recently, but internet service has been sporadic.  Mike received a $14,000 satellite bill for October and November’s usage so we have stopped using it until we get that squared away.  We now have to rely on WIFI so don’t worry if you don’t hear from us as [...]

Great Barrier Island, NZ – Marnie

G’day! We’ve had spotty internet use over the last several days so forgive the delay in getting updates to you. We are all happy to be back at sea after our month in the boat yard.
Mike and I made a two day trip back to Auckland by car to get some Acupuncture as we [...]

Back in the Water – February 1, 2010

G’Day. Shellette is back in the water as of Thursday afternoon. We toasted with Champagne as we worked very hard for three weeks. Shellette is happy to be back in the water and so are we. She is maintained, repaired and cleaned! I cannot express to you the amount of work we did…..too much. We [...]