January 19, 2013
by Steven
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Port Gore

Scream spent the first night of our Christmas holiday in Port Gore.  We had intended to travel all of the way from Wellington to Guard’s Bay, but despite a wonderful and long day flying our cruising chute we weren’t traveling … Continue reading

January 13, 2013
by Steven
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Pelorus Sound

Scream spent two crazy weeks in Pelorus Sound, part of the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand’s south island. We anchored in seven places along Pelorus’ 380 km of shoreline, which will get their own posts. Crossing Cook Straight Our friends … Continue reading

May 8, 2012
by Steven
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Napier

Scream spent two weeks in Napier. The city of Napier has considerable tourist infrastructure. The town center is quite pleasant to walk around. We had a great time at the National Aquarium, particularly viewing Kiwi’s, Sea Horses, and their large … Continue reading

April 23, 2012
by Steven
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Gisborne

Scream spent a week in Gisborne on our way south. While in Gisborne we visited the museum, a brewery, and the cidery. Gisborne’s business district starts right at the marina. Gisborne is a large town and the regional centre, and … Continue reading

March 29, 2012
by Steven
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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
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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
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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

January 23, 2012
by Steven
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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