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Adventures of our DE38
Ah yes, Summer in NZ
12/15/2014, Opua, NZ

Gale force winds brought down the internet all day. Finally came back up. Still blowing 20+knts. Waves breaking over the boat even on the mooring. Supposed to be another 2 days of this. Will venture into town tomorrow. Need to get to Pahia before 10am to catch the free bus ride into KeriKeri where they have the larger grocery stores. Dinghy ride in should be adventurous even though it's just in to the wharf. Will catch a cab to Pahia to catch the bus.

Christmas in NZ
Cold and rainy
12/14/2014, Opua NZ

Another cold rainy day in New Zealand with gale warnings.
Forecast was spot on for Sunday. We didn't make into Sunday market or the x-mas party at the yacht club. It wouldn't be so bad if it was just raining....we have rain coats and umbrellas. But the wind.... No fun in a dinghy!

New Zealand
12/12/2014, Opua

Currently on a mooring at Opua harbor, New Zealand. Had a hard crossing from Fiji to New Zealand. Gale force winds for 14 days. Winds from 30 knots to 60 knots with waves from 3 meter to 16 meter. We lost our motor, mainsail and staysail and had to have the New Zealand Coast Guard tow us twenty miles into the bay of islands. What a ride......

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