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Re: Our new place
Originally Posted by Omatako
The fact that you have sailed with friends in Auckland means you have almost certainly sailed the Hauraki Gulf.
Unfortunately this may start sounding like I'm bragging but really, I'm not. We're just blessed with where we live. At this time and probably for the next 18 months, we'll stay living where we are now which is in the Gulf, here:
This is Waiheke Island off Auckland. The circle to the right is our house (approx) and the one to the left is our mooring.
This is our present sailing area which you have probably sailed and it is also a premium cruising ground. We have about 50 safe anchorages within 50 miles of our home. The arrow is our home.
So you're absolutely welcome to come and visit and you can sail in the Gulf with us or we can meet up with your friends in a local anchorage somewhere, drink some beer, share some stories. Just let me know when you're next headed this way.
But unfortunately we won't be moving the boat north to BOI for at least a year yet. Above invite extends to then if it fits with your timing.
My friends are all members of the CYANZ
and (mostly) sail out of RNZYS and/or the Viaduct. Having sailed around the Waitemata enough to know all the landmarks, I, personally, don't think you're bragging. I reckon Waiheke would be a wonderful place to live so going north to the BOI must be even better!!
My favourite sailing around your area is a lap of Motuihe with a stop-over in Issy Bay for lunch (or a bit longer) - just because it's a stunning place to be.
I can safely say we have nothing like it down here.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 08-10-2014 at 11:23 PM.