27 May 2009

Waiting, waiting ...

We still are in Nelson marina and while waiting for a favourable weatherwindow we were thinking of our arrival in New Zealand one year ago. Leaving from Tasmania (Au) we sighted the NZ westcoast at the end of April and after a short stay in Fiordland it was in Bluff on the south tip of NZ that we were welcomed by Customs and Quaranteen. After being moored on the fisherman's wharf for more than a week with very bad weather, we continued to Otago harbour (near Dunedin), Akaroa (near Christchurch), a stormy anchorage behind Cape Campbell and an exciting passage of French Pass before entering the calm waters and safe harbour of Nelson.

Slideshow Entering New Zealand 2008