Adventures of Orcinius

11 September 2015 | HOME - Vancouver WA
24 August 2015 | 46 11.4'N:123 51.4'W, Port of Astoria Marina
22 August 2015 | 46 42.0'N:132 09,4'W, 330 West of CR Bouy, Astoria
21 August 2015 | 46 41.8'N:136 13.8'W, 500 West of Astoria
20 August 2015 | 46 22.82'N:140 28.00'W, East end of High
20 August 2015 | 46 22.80'N:140 28.32'W, Middle of High Same as Fish
20 August 2015 | 46 22.79'N:140 28.57'W, Middle of High
20 August 2015 | 46 22.7'N:140 30.2'W, 675 Miles West of CR
20 August 2015 | 45 57.6'N:144 54.0'W, East End of the High
18 August 2015 | 44 38.2'N:147 57.0'W, 1000 NM to Astoria
18 August 2015 | 43 31.0'N:150 28.0'W, 1126 NM to Astoria
17 August 2015 | 41 40.1'N:153 00.1'W, 1200 miles West of Astoria
16 August 2015 | 39 30.1'N:154 53.1'W, West end of the North Pacific High
15 August 2015 | 37 34.5'N:156 00.0'W, 1011 North of Oahu
15 August 2015 | 37 04.5'N:156 23.0'W, 983 North of Oahu
14 August 2015 | 34 12.3'N:157 26.1'W, 800 North of Oahu
13 August 2015 | 31 50.0'N:158 06.5'W, 650 North of Oahu
12 August 2015 | 29 02.0'N:158 51.0'W, 330 North of Oahu
11 August 2015 | 26 32.0'N:158 59.0'W, 330 North of Oahu
09 August 2015 | 23 44.1'N:158 49.4'W, 140 N of Oahu

Slowin Down in Nelson

30 March 2013 | Nelson, South Island, NZ
Lisa
We arrived in Nelson on Friday. Had a beautiful drive over from Picton. We spent Thursday doing some wine tasting in the Blenheim/Marlborough region, and found some really nice Pinots (not our usual choice) and a few very good Chardonnays (my usual choice). We have enough wine to get us at least back across the channel to the North Island. And we scored a great room for one night while in Picton. After popping into the first decent looking motel near the harbor – the manager said “didn’t you know it’s Easter Weekend – don’t you have a reservation anywhere?” I thought “rut row”. So she made a couple of phone calls for me, and sent us across the street to the Beachcomber Inn. I’ll be darned if the last room available wasn’t on the first floor overlooking the harbor with 2 private balconies. And it didn’t cost us anything ridiculously more than what we’ve been paying all around the island. We couldn’t have done that good if we had planned it!

In Nelson today we just wandered around a bit, and went to the Saturday market for some fixins. The fruits and vegetables are so much cheaper in the local farmers markets around here – and extremely expensive in the stores. In fact, eating out in NZ is extremely expensive – so we are cooking about half of our meals in our room, which most have had some form of kitchenette. We also did a geochache this evening that took us to one of the most well preserved historic streets in NZ – and it was just around the block from us. The historic area went for about 3 blocks with cute little cottages on both sides built in the 1860’s. We would have never discovered it had we not done the geocache. Each cottage had a unique name, and of course an address which was then plugged into a formula that gave us the coordinates for the next and final location of the geo cache. It took us a few blocks up the hill to the cathedral – which is absolutely beautiful. We are probably going to try and catch an evensong tomorrow evening there – the organ is massive and I am anxious to hear it. We also scoped out where the Catholic Church is and the time of the Easter service for tomorrow morning.

So we are starting to slow down some – getting a bit worn out from being on the road so much and dragging bags in and out of hotel rooms. The South Island had been full of really beautiful scenery, friendly kiwis, and we have really enjoyed it, but we are ready to get back north and see how things are progressing with Orcinius. We take the ferry back to Wellington on Monday, then we will gradually take our time getting back to Whangarei – with a few days in Auckland, and maybe a visit to some caves along the way. All for now!
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Vessel Name: ORCINIUS
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 440
Hailing Port: Vancouver, Washington
Crew: John LeDoux & Lisa Danger
About:
Sailing since the mid 90's. Prior to this trip, 4 sailing adventures from Vancouver WA to the San Juan and Gulf Islands in the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Bought ORCINIUS in West Palm Beach Fl in April 2010. Sailed her South through the Panama Canal and back up the West coast to home port. [...]
Extra: Lisa is the real captain. I have never been at the helm when docking or anchoring, she has a great touch to docking.
Home Page: www.orcinius.com
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