Welcome to the Maunie of Ardwall blog

This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Back in Opua

We've returned to our adopted home port, Opua in the Bay of Islands after a lovely few days. Our sail north from Tutakaka saw us flying the spinnaker in company with a beautiful classic yacht:

We're anchored a little way off the waterfront today and will move into the marina tomorrow for 3 nights to give us time to get Maunie cleaned and ready for her 2 month holiday on the mooring. Graham will get the bus to Auckland on Thursday to retrieve the car and we aim to set off on our road trip on Sunday. We've booked ferry tickets to South Island on the 8th February so will have a few nights' camping as we head down through North Island.

It'll feel very strange to be leaving the boat for all this time but we're really looking forward to the trip.

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