Welcome to the Maunie of Ardwall blog

This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall charting our adventures as we sail around the world. The boat is now on the east coast of Australia while we spend a summer back in Britain.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

The Waiting Game

The pressure peaked at 1033hPa

The huge high pressure system over NZ brought us beautiful, settled and sunny conditions for a couple of days at anchor, whilst boats who'd decided to leave last Monday were experiencing some 'interesting' weather further north. We enjoyed the chance to give Maunie a good clean and polish (above and below the chilly waterline) and watched a magical sunset on Friday night.

Paraonui Bay anchorage

Post-polishing

Laura detail-cleaning the decks.... 
... with a toothbrush




We were back into Opua for a hugely-entertaining birthday party for Kerry (from Sel Citron) on Saturday and we're hoping that our waiting game is very nearly over. After a final NE gale tomorrow, it looks as though the end of the week should deliver a weather window for the escape to the warmth.

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