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

Our NZ time nearly at and end.

27 September 2012 | Auckland
Cool and grey
A slogan that applies to many things especially renovations.

Two weeks to go, our time back home in NZ is very quickly drawing to an end. We leave Auckland on the 11th October bound for San Francisco, a week between there and Las Vegas, including the Grand Canyon and then back to Tuatara in Trinidad. Antifouling as well as a variety of other boat jobs await our attention. Hopefully not too much mold has grown in our absence. When we arrived home in May the weeks spread out in front of us, there was plenty of time to do everything we planned. As usual, looking at my lists now, there are still plenty of last minute jobs to do.
We are looking forward to getting back to the boat and our cruising life While cruising I often think we float around in a bubble, occasionally a bit of world news/politics pops through into our world. After nearly 5 months of politics, road crashes, celebrity rubbish etc etc I am ready to gather that cruising bubble around us and sail away into a no news void again. Reading some of the commentary about poverty in NZ a well worn Fred Dagg phrase comes to mind, we don’t know how lucky we are.
The renovations here at Titirangi are still happening. There will still plenty to do when we step onto the plane but Andrew and Ash the builder will be able to carry on. As with all renovations of older houses sometimes unexpected issues pop up and add time to the job. The stairs are being fitted as I write, old walls out of plumb means the fit out takes longer than in a new house. The poster on the lounge wall says it all.
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