April 7, 2012
by Steven
3 Comments

Bed Bugs

Insect infestations are the worst part of cruising. Cruising boats travel to entirely new climates where their crews are unexperienced with the native insects. And boats make better homes for all kinds of infestations than houses do. Between these two … Continue reading

March 29, 2012
by Steven
2 Comments

Tauranga

Scream spent eleven days in Tauranga.  While in Tauranga we enjoyed ourselves.  We visited Mount Manganui and watched SuperRugby in person. We also sailed on land in blokarts, which was fantastic. We stayed at the Tauranga Bridge Marina.  The marina staff are … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
by Steven
Comments Off on Provisioning for Fiji

Provisioning for Fiji

The adage goes: “People eat everywhere. So you can always find food in inhabited places.” While this is true, people eat differently in different places because different things are available. In Fiji the following are readily available in large towns: … Continue reading

March 13, 2012
by Steven
1 Comment

Pier 21

Scream spent a week tied up at Pier 21 marina in Auckland.  We needed to pull into a dock to get mail and provisions, and we decided that we might as well come into Auckland and have a good time. … Continue reading

February 19, 2012
by Steven
2 Comments

Tiritiri Matangi

Scream made a brief stop at Tiritiri Matangi, an island sanctuary in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf. The island itself is a delight. We landed on Hobb’s beach and walked the Kawerau track, after making the mistake of walking up cable … Continue reading

February 9, 2012
by Steven
1 Comment

Propspeed

In 2010, we had a lot of trouble with barnacles growing on Scream‘s propeller.  We cleaned Scream‘s bottom about once a month, and every time we spent fifteen minutes knocking barnacles off of the propeller with a chisel. So we … Continue reading

January 23, 2012
by Steven
1 Comment

Whangarei Town Basin

Scream spent another very pleasant month in the town basin marina in Whangarei. We were mostly waiting for mail: we received new bank cards, driver’s licenses, and Darusha’s NZ citizenship papers, amongst other things. We really like Whangarei and the … Continue reading