|This is where you will find us if you decide to visit!|
|Many beautiful boats here with direct access to the ocean.|
The ocean, sun and wind are very hard on the boat and many systems we have to keep functioning at optimal level. Our mission here is to have a lot of maintenance done as the Kiwis are known for their marine skills and technology. Although, the labor is much more here than in Fiji, but then you get what you pay for! (I know- that is a dangling participle!) The workers are very knowledgeable and very neat! That is a plus for the beige carpeting.
|The warmer waters and sitting for long periods cause a|
hairy growth along the waterline and on the bottom
so it is time for a shampoo and shave for Trillium.
|The engine is being given a thorough check |
up so it is time to clean everything in there.
We have enjoyed the Gulf Harbour Yacht Club for a few dinners and cocktails. The members have been helpful with suggestions as to where to find things and places to visit while we are here. Everyone raves about the South Island and tells us we need to have a lot of time there. So we have planned a 3-4 week driving trip. My sister and brother-in-law will be here for the first two weeks of the trip. Guess it will be a variation of Thelma and Louise with husbands along! Not really, but our mother's name was Thelma.
|Once again, I am scraping barnacles off the prop. This time|
we learned about a special mesh sanding product which makes
it much easier. And we had it coated with a prop protector!
At some point, I will be blogging from the land cruiser with very limited Internet. But I expect to post photos of some spectacular scenery for you to enjoy with us. We understand it will be hot in some areas and then we will be freezing in the glaciers! How do you pack in one duffle for this!