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22 November 2009 | Tutukaka
This is just a brief note that will be updated/replaced later.

Wasabi arrived at Opua Q (Quarantine) dock just after 4pm on Thursday, November 12th. There was much fuss over Gypsy, the parrot. We were boarded 3 miles off Cape Brett to check that Gypsy was in her cage, and then eight customs and MAF people came on board at the Q dock.

Kena arrived at the Q dock around 10pm on Friday, November 13th, so everyone had to stay on board until the next morning. We've completed the importation of Kena into New Zealand.

Sal arrived in Opua from Australia on Monday the 16th (fussing greatly about having to trundle her large case several kilometers downhill from the main road).

Wasabi and Kena left Opua on the morning of November 17th and after a scallop dive (successful), stayed overnight in the Bay of Islands. The next day, we headed south, stopping for another scallop dive in Whangaruru (not so good) and then on to Tutukaka.

We've suspected a leak in Kena, and the port water tank is leaking --- the bash south seems to have caused a few problems. So... she was taken out of the water at the Norsand, Whangarei, boat yard yesterday. Hopefully the problems won't be too bad.

We'll be taking Wasabi south to Auckland on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Vessel Name: Kena
Vessel Make/Model: Ganley Pacemaker 40
Hailing Port: Tutukaka, New Zealand
Crew: Roger, Sally, Tane, Hunters all
About: The Hunter family: Roger, originally from Tutukaka, New Zealand Sally, from Tasmania, Australia and Tane is from New Mexico.
Extra: This leg of the trip is from Puerto Lucia, Ecuador to New Zealand.
Kena's Photos - Main
Playing in the world's smallest independent nation.
47 Photos
Created 15 September 2009
A few picks of Roratonga, where we picked up Tomas, and of the incredible Beveridge Reef
20 Photos
Created 1 September 2009
Our adventure in the islands of Tahaa and Raiatea in The Society Islands
18 Photos
Created 5 August 2009
Mystical Bora Bora in French Polynesia
31 Photos
Created 5 August 2009
The Sailing Rendezvous in Tahiti and Moorea, plus a little of Huahine
35 Photos
Created 5 August 2009
Our journey through the coral atolls of the Tuamotus in French Polynesia
65 Photos
Created 19 June 2009
Tahuata, Ua Huka and Nuku Hiva
48 Photos
Created 12 May 2009
25 days of open seas and our first few days on Hiva Oa
51 Photos
Created 28 April 2009
Our journeys to Puerto Lucia, Cuenca, Guayaquil and about
55 Photos
Created 25 March 2009
Our journey through the Galapagos Islands.
50 Photos
Created 17 April 2008
37 Photos
Created 17 April 2008
14 Photos
Created 18 March 2008
49 Photos
Created 6 March 2008
46 Photos
Created 22 February 2008
58 Photos
Created 26 January 2008
Mazatlan South
58 Photos
Created 9 January 2008

S/V Kena

Who: Roger, Sally, Tane, Hunters all
Port: Tutukaka, New Zealand