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|Touring and Sailing in New Zealand 2010 - Introduction|
We had 37 days in New Zealand which broke down into two main parts. This part is a photo Gallery of our time in Auckland with Ralph and Chris then Waiheke Island with Jenny, Kev, Kerri and Jaz before sailing Kev's beautiful Trimaran Shanti which we took out to Great Barrier Island with Kev, his first visit to Great Barrier. We then crossed back from Great Barrier to Tutukaka, where we met up with David Bott who has a similar Piver Lodestar Trimaran and was on his way down from the Bay of Island to the Hauraki Gulf. We then went on up the coast mooring on the way at Wangamumu which has an old whaling station and then on to the Bay of Islands where we stocked up at Russell before returning back down the coast, again stopping at Tutukaka then Kawau and back to base on Waiheke. We were lucky on the weather most of the way and had three days where we covered more than 55 Nmiles.