My engine is now sorted and I’m having a wee play round the Bay of Islands whilst I wait for winch parts to arrive in Opua.
There are about a hundred small bays with decent holding, great fishing, and access to walking tracks on the islands. There are plenty of oysters, winkles, whelks and urchins to be had as well so I’m eating like a king.
All the modifications seem to work well but I won’t really know until I get into some wind. Going to head down to Hauraki Gulf pretty soon I think, meet up with Tiggs then start heading South….
Video of the crossing from Sydney to here is nearly there!