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Old 15-08-2007, 21:26   #91
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Sitting in a nice bay at Pickersgill Island. Got down to 6deg celcius last night and up to 17 deg today. Lovely clear day. suppose it will be cold again tonight. The Hot Water Bottle is getting some use
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One of the things I miss most about NZ is the lack of actual wind. I'm up near Seattle in the States, and am very surprised when people refer to things up here as 'windy'. I laugh and tell them about Wellington weather. It's really too bad that I was in NZ before I started sailing, because I'm sure it would have been great. Anyone want to give me job so I can move back?
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Old 16-08-2007, 20:09   #93
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Wellington wind is lazy...

I've been told that the wind in Wellington is lazy.

Can't be bothered to go round you.

Goes straight through.
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Old 16-08-2007, 21:48   #94
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In a little west coast town called Greymouth. There is a wind that comes down from the mountains and travels down the river and comes through a cutting and down the centre of the town. It affects only a few streets. But the wind is so bitterly cold and cutting, it has the local name of "The Barber".
Wellington is supposed to be windy, and yes it is, but I think it should be more famouse for it's rainy grey cold days. It is always miserable there and for at least, it is depressing.
Christchurch has it's faults as well. Some bright spark thought building a city on a swamp was a great idea. It is cold and damp and a constant sea breeze called "the easterly" is another cutting wind that goes right through you. It's not like that all the time though, it can change to the freezing cold Southerly winds that come up from the Antarctic, or in the summer, the sweltering hot howling winds from the West that come over the Alps.
I live in an area that has the highest sunshine hrs of the entire country.
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Old 16-08-2007, 23:46   #96
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Pete, check out my photos for a pic of the new toy if you want!
Doesn't look like a multi to me Tim, staying conventional for a while longer eh? Nice looking boat, are you bringing her back? To Bayswater?
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" Melanoma" is actually an Austalian indigenous word meaning "retired and coming from Queensland"......
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Old 19-08-2007, 00:34   #98
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Hi Pete not sure where we will be yet. May take it straight to Nelson as it looks like my job will be moving there when I get back. no multi - can't afford it! In fact I'll have to work a life time to afford this boat. Actually I think this is quicker than most cruising multis anyhow. With a good crew and sails it goes like the clappers.

Alan if you want to listen in you can probably get us if you can hear Russell Radio in the evenings. I usually listen in but get a bit lazy up here in the tropics. ZMA2023
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Hi Pete not sure where we will be yet. May take it straight to Nelson as it looks like my job will be moving there when I get back. no multi - can't afford it! In fact I'll have to work a life time to afford this boat. Actually I think this is quicker than most cruising multis anyhow. With a good crew and sails it goes like the clappers.

Alan if you want to listen in you can probably get us if you can hear Russell Radio in the evenings. I usually listen in but get a bit lazy up here in the tropics. ZMA2023
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davethegr8... just curious as to what you call windy? I'm a bit of a newbie and 10 -15 knots makes me happy . OH arrived home last night after helping with a yacht delivery from Welly to Napier - had some big seas and 40+ knots at time and freezing cold.
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davethegr8... just curious as to what you call windy? I'm a bit of a newbie and 10 -15 knots makes me happy . OH arrived home last night after helping with a yacht delivery from Welly to Napier - had some big seas and 40+ knots at time and freezing cold.
10-15 qualifies as "Oh my, it was windy yesterday" up here, whereas in Welly, having difficulty walking upright was not that uncommon. Then again, I don't really have much of a reference because it was two years ago, and I hadn't started sailing then.
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davethegr8... just curious as to what you call windy? I'm a bit of a newbie and 10 -15 knots makes me happy . OH arrived home last night after helping with a yacht delivery from Welly to Napier - had some big seas and 40+ knots at time and freezing cold.
Hey Elizabeth...I grew up in Havelock North...how is Napier these days??...I'm in Atlanta GA USA for now...getting my boat ready to sail off into the crazy blue beyond later this year....should be back in NZ by Dec next year...first time home in 15 years...I cannot wait!!!!!....
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Hi Rangiroo!

I grew up in Hokitika but have been in Napier for 6 years and it's just great! I reckon you're in for a few suprises when you return to the bay.

Have a good trip home.
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Hi Elizabeth, great to see yet another Kiwi. The pins are slowly filling the map.
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