Alan and Jean sharing our cruising news with friends, family.

20 July 2015 | Rabi Island Fiji
29 June 2015 | Suva Fiji
18 December 2013 | Auckland
05 December 2013 | Auckland
27 October 2013 | Vavau Tonga
12 September 2013 | Samoa
24 July 2013 | Moorea, Tahiti
19 July 2013 | Papeete
19 June 2013 | Nuka Hiva
02 June 2013 | Pacific Ocean
29 May 2013 | Pacific Ocean
24 May 2013 | Eastern Pacific Ocean
19 May 2013 | Western Pacific Ocean
16 May 2013 | Western Pacific Ocean
13 May 2013 | Isla Isabella
06 May 2013 | Isla Isabella
08 April 2013 | Shelter Bay marina, Colon.
28 March 2013 | Belize
27 March 2013 | Belize
03 March 2013 | Panamarina, Panama

Northland visit

12 August 2010 | Finike, Turkey
A beautiful winters day visit to the Waitangi Treaty grounds in Northland, NZ.

The weather was lovely for our quick two day visit to Northland. We had two nights in Paihia with my sister. The view over the bay and down to the marina from the Opua hill is still just as lovely accept of course Tuatara is missing from the picture.
We dont know how lucky we are!! NZ is clean , green and gorgeous. No wonder so many cruisers we meet want to either live here or have return visits.
The Hauraki Gulf and Northland still the best places to sail, we havent found anything better yet.
The main purpose for our trip north was to visit Alan's ailing Uncle. The new Jane Mander retirement village is brimming with oldies, fit and not so fit. Seeing these old folk enjoying their new home is great but as we left we both agreed that that we had chosen the right time to do what we are doing before its too late. We had lots more to see and do before we would be ready to push our walkers around a retirement home. But you never know whats around the corner, so find something you enjoy and do it now, dont wait until.....

Vessel Name: Tuatara
Vessel Make/Model: Alan Wright 51
Hailing Port: Opua NZ
Crew: Alan and Jean Ward

Sailing in the Pacific

Who: Alan and Jean Ward
Port: Opua NZ