Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Makogai Island - Fiji

As we approached the island of Makogai we had to pass through a gap in the reef that encircles the island.  As often happens, we caught a fish just as we approached the reef.  This launched us into a routine where we head upwind, start an engine and drop the sails.  Oh, and we also had to avoid hitting the reef.  Rich dragged in the fish and it turned out to be a 25lb tuna.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

A quick stop at Poor Knights Islands

At the end of our 3 week exploration of New Zealands Northeast corner we stopped at the Poor Knights Islands: a marine reserve located about 30 miles from our "homebase" in Whangarei.

The anchorages at the Poor Knights are marginal at best.   Thankfully, the wind and swell were quite low for two days straight.  We dropped our anchor on a pile of rocks and set out in the dinghy to explore.