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Southern Star One year in Auckland

We greeted Southern Star at her Viaduct Marina berth in downtown Auckland on 27th August 2021. She had just been offloaded off of the yacht transporter Happy Dragon, after an eventful and lengthy voyage from Newport Rhode Island (see our earlier post https://southernstarnz.com/index.php/2021/09/17/southern-star-arrives-home/). NZ had just been put into Level 4 lockdown – essentially a …

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Southern Star arrives home

Auckland- Sept 2021 Seems a lifetime ago, that we put Southern Star on board Happy Dover in Newport Rhode Island to send her back to Auckland, and back home. The story began here, https://southernstarnz.com/index.php/2021/02/15/3-months-in-nz-and-still-no-southern-star/ Well, it’s been 10 months now, and Southern Star has finally arrived back in New Zealand. Unfortunately, Happy Dragon the new …

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York River to Brunswick

offshore Morehead City to Brunswick Velcro Marina photos Weather dictated that we would again do the Norfolk-Beaufort trip inside down the intracoastal. We have this pretty much on auto now, and apart from frustrating delays at the Gilmerton bridges the first day, and at the Great Bridge Lock the second day, the first three days …

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Offshore to Nova Scotia

Offshore passage https://photos.app.goo.gl/AMcd6MNMqC4iMA7TA I began to write this after 3 days at sea. “We are now located off of Cape Cod having finished our second night. Jenny is below taking a sleep as she is off watch. I have the music on, the doors open in the wheel house, a nice cooling breeze coming through …

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Heading north to Nova Scotia

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vE4BXN13TzX7QGf78 It really seemed that we were not going to make it all the way to Canada on this trip. Between the boat issues, the health care requirements, and that all of the Nordhavn Atlantic Group (informal group of Nordhavns and others who are casually travelling together) already in Nova Scotia, that we were just …

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Enjoying the Bahamas, but time to leave

Wow. Started this blog almost a month ago, and we are now departing Ft. Pierce Florida. Better get this one out before we move any further. https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZsFbrApA2NntG3iK7 We are sitting at Great Sale Cay, in the northern Abaco Islands, waiting to depart for the last leg of the trip to Ft Pierce, Fl.  The trip …

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Georgetown and the Family Islands Regatta, and the end of the fish drought

https://photos.app.goo.gl/gjUEjH9CoLZCw9MEA We stayed on in Georgetown to see the start of the Family Islands Regatta, with our friends, Clark and Michelle on Roam. We were anchored off our favorite place at Sand Dollar Beach. It is much quieter here in Georgetown now that the Cruisers Regatta is over and the majority of the cruisers have …

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Welcoming guests to Georgetown

Welcoming guests to Georgetown https://photos.app.goo.gl/8cxW2H08KjPgAEs33 After two weeks island hopping in the Raggeds, we started to head north back towards Georgetown. One of my best friends had taken a spur of the moment decision to bring herself and her teenage daughter down to see us, and they were arriving into Georgetown airport on 4th April. …

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