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22 January 2022 | Heading towards French Pass
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04 January 2022 | Coppermine Bay, D’Urville Island
03 January 2022 | En route to D’Urville Island
05 September 2021 | Golden Bay
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Pit stop

22 January 2022 | Heading towards French Pass
Barbara Graves | Hot and sunny
As we are still fairly local, we've decided to head home for a few days to catch up with Angus, who is home on leave for a couple of weeks having been in the UK since April. We are loving being out on the water and will head back out again after a catch up, some laundry and hopefully a haircut for me (sporting a rather unattractive mullet at the moment).
We had another night in Snug Cove. As we were having our cup of tea first thing, we heard a cough very close to the boat. There are lots of people using StandUp Paddle Boards and we thought someone had come over to say hello. However, it was a seal, who spent the next half hour rolling and scratching himself around the boat. A very entertaining breakfast companion! We had a good sail around to Admiralty Bay and then a drift down toward French Pass, awaiting the scheduled time to transit. Once again we were there exactly on time and once again we were against the tide...ho hum.
We anchored in a really nice little spot in Waikawa Bay on the Tasman Bay side of the pass. It was very sheltered and we fell asleep to the sounds of sky larks and the occasional baa of a sheep. A bit of a change from the bush sounds of cicadas, tuis, bellbirds and night time ruru that we have become used to.
Thanks to Karen and Brian for help with our home coming!
Hopefully it will only be a few days before we are back to watery adventuring.
Vessel Name: Tuarangi
Vessel Make/Model: William Atkins Ingrid
Hailing Port: Nelson
Crew: Simon and Barbara Graves
About: From Nelson. New Zealand and formerly the Isle of Muck.
Tuarangi's Photos - Main
Our trip to Stewart Island
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