07 January 2022 | Mistletoe Bay, Marlborough Sounds.
Barbara Graves | Warm and sunny
We left the Picton Marina early this morning in flat calm conditions. The berth was in demand and so we headed out and across to Mistletoe Bay. It was much quieter everywhere than when we arrived. Perhaps peak holiday season is over.
We did a heap of jobs off the to do list while alongside and enjoyed some more fish that Gerard dropped off. Thank you!
We have not yet been able to see an engineer about our minor issue yet and have booked into Waikawa Marina on Monday to see if someone is available.
Fortunately the boat is still useable and we are enjoying the opportunity to explore the Sounds. Mistletoe Bay was pretty empty as we motored in and dropped our anchor, allowing plenty of sea room (a long way out!). We tried out our new electric outboard for a trip ashore and it works perfectly. We had a really nice walk to Onahau Lookout off the Queen Charlotte Track and had stunning views of the surrounding area. Needless to say we had no camera with us, so you will just have to try and walk up there someday (or we’ll have to go again!). Years ago, we camped at Mistletoe Bay and it has changed a bit since then. There is now a little Eco Village as well as a much reduced campsite. Nowhere looked particularly busy and we commented on the small number of people we met on our walk.
Back on the boat for lunch, a snooze and some more boat jobs. We had a great swim, the water here is pretty warm and a good shower. Feeling very content with life.