21 November 2011 | Hahangaroa Bay, Bay of Islands
21 November 2011
After various and sundry chores, escaped Opua early afternoon for gusty sail under yankee and staysail to Hahangaroa Bay. Gorgeous location with 6 other sailboats until BUTT (big ugly tourist transporter, i.e. small cruise ship) dropped anchor just behind. Anticipate night of raucous party noise, probably ABBA and the BGs at high decibel.
22 November 2011
All quiet on the cruise ship front. Perhaps it was movie night for a geriatric clientele.
After gusty wind under overcast sky, morning became clear and calm allowing break of fast with Malaysian born, Australian friend in cockpit of Costa Rican built, US registered yacht on French toast, Canada maple syrup, New Zealand butter and Thai orange juice. In a paroxysm of international eclecticism, partner threatens a Brazilian wax. Seems rather extreme for likely negligible effect on world peace.