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.