So after nearly a month on the mooring it was great to be able to sail out into the Bay of Islands yesterday afternoon to anchor in Uruapukapuka Bay next to Kiapa.
|A beautiful anchorage, shared with friends|
This morning we left the anchorage at 07.00 to sail past Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock en route to Tutakaka , 30nm down the coast.
|Kiapa cresting a large swell|
|The Hoke opening up|
|Lionel with a lovely cup of tea on Kiapa's foredeck. The wind filled in shortly afterwards to give us some pleasant sailing.|