Amandla has returned to Opua from Mahurangi Harbor, stopping in a few new anchorages (Tutukaka, Whangamumu) along the way. And with the addition of sunshine, even familiar sights took on a whole new perspective.
After five consecutive sunlit, temperate days, it appears that summer has finally arrived in New Zealand and so, the crew of Amandla are readying for our next adventure.
First, more boat repairs (windlass, engine muffler, dinghy leak, GPS antenna receiver), mail pickup, (parts for future rudder repair), ‘spring’ cleaning (the maid has been a bit remiss lately) and provisioning.
Then, it’s off to the South Island, either under sail (weather permitting) or by car.
We’ve seen some amazing sights in the North Island but hear that the South Island has even more to offer.