thank you for your kind words. my current
marina at Westhaven is for a 10m boat
, but I will have to go on the list soon for a 12m berth. And yes I'm a member
at the RNZYS, who also have a cruising division. I'm certainly keen to try them out. some 20 years ago, when we shared a 40ft Don Senior with friends we visited the Bay of Islands, Great Barrier, Mercuries and the Coromandel and it's paradise indeed. An English
visitor, who chartered a yacht here recently, wrote that it was a bit backward here, as "there were no facilities", but I would like to think that's what great about sailing here. Just drop your anchor
in a bay and leave the rest of the world far behind you!!