Sunday, October 16, 2016

_________________________ DELIVERY TRIP _________________________

 Mains'l well reefed as Sail Rock slides past - three quarters of the distance completed.

Today I arrived back from a hair raising (and spray drenched) three day delivery trip from Auckland to Tutukaka in Northland New Zealand. I was crewing for my good mate David who is now the proud owner of a Paul Whiting designed 'Whiting 29' class sloop. It was an interesting and sobering experience (despite a bottle of rum etc that was consumed).

Taranga Island recedes in the distance as we storm up the coast. Wind speed 25 knots gusting to 35 knots. 

 More of the trip on my next posting.............................


Dan Gurney said...

Can't wait to hear more!

Alden Smith said...

Thanks Dan - watch this space.