Westsail 32: Kabuki

Getting Ready for our first voyage together.

10 September 2009
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26 June 2009 | Capitaine Bougainville Theatre
24 June 2009 | Whangarei Library
21 June 2009 | Town Basin

Life is strange

27 August 2009
Preparation for the trip is still underway. I have finished the cockpit side covers
and started packing some of our stuff for storage. I need to buy some bedding for the boat, so that may be done this weekend.
This week at work I applied for 4 months leave without pay, I have been told by my Supervisor that it is very unlikely that I will get it. I sort of feel that they don't want to give me the leave because they don't want a job gap for 6 months. So this means I will have to resign, In some ways I am disappointed because I was doing very well with my job. I had found my niche....I think.
Oh well when one door closes another opens, who knows what will come next. I may have to diverge into a completely different career path.....perhaps
sales at Burnsco Marine. Or perhaps I could just be a bum, and live off whatever I can scrounge up.

The world is my oyster
Vessel Name: Kabuki
Vessel Make/Model: Westsail 32 #425
Hailing Port: Whangarei, New Zealand
Crew: Paul Bowling and Wendy Smith
Paul and I have been sailing around Whangarei and the Bay of Islands for the last 14 years. We have owned a few boats in that time, ranging from a 20ft Trailer Sailer to a 36ft New Zealand built Eric Cox design yacht. [...]
Extra: Thought this would be a good way of keeping family and friends up to speed with our progress on getting Kabuki and ourselves ready for the big adventure.


Who: Paul Bowling and Wendy Smith
Port: Whangarei, New Zealand