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

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Safely in to Opua

We made it safely into Opua at 16.00 and didn't run out of fuel! Wonderful, exciting sailing today (in up to 30 knots of wind) was a reward for all the hours of motoring and all the concern about impending weather systems over the past week. Our arrival was greeted by loud rumbles of thunder and the strong southerly winds will arrive here at about midnight; at the moment, though, it's completely calm. It feels pretty odd not to be moving up and down!
So, we're off to the Opua Cruising Club for supper and a couple of well-earned drinks and then it'll be an early night. We suspect that we'll sleep well!
We hope that you have enjoyed the passage with us and we'll post some photos in the next day or two.
This is Maunie signing off. Out.


  1. "Awesome" news as we say in these parts. And relax..... Well done and Look forward to catching up in due course. Trish and Ian xxx

    1. Thanks, Trish, for following our progress and for your comments. Looking forward to seeing you both soon! G&D x