Hello dear friends
Summery days are in the air in our part of the world!
We have just had our last long weekend
Labour Day weekend.
We went away on our cousin's boat for the weekend.
The weather looked promising
although it can be fickle in Spring.
When we left the mariner this amazing
super yacht was sitting in mid-stream
of the harbour.
It resembles a stealth destroyer.
Known only as 'A' it is owned by a
Russian fertiliser and chemical magnate
Some fascinating facts I discovered on Google.
"While a frigate can probably outrun 'A'
– cruising at 50 kph to the superyacht’s 42 kph
a frigate probably wouldn’t boast a jacuzzi or a swimming pool.
It’s also an open question which ship has more security systems.
Superyachts.com rates A as the 16th largest superyacht in the world
– but it is due to slip a couple of places to 18 this year
thanks to some Middle East billionaires building bigger vessels".
Back to reality!
I took this photo in Islington Bay
where we moored for our first evening.
Rangitoto is an extinct volcano
in Auckland Waitemata harbour
and can be seen from almost anywhere in
Little boats were out for a sail at the weekend too.
It was exhilirating to be back on the water!
The good news is
we have bought an old classic launch
which "we" are slowly restoring back to
how she was when she was originally built.
It is time consuming meticulous work,
scraping, sanding, painting etc
but I know it will be worth it!!!
The royal "we" means my husband
aka "the yachtie"
does the bulk of the work and I encourage
and help where I can!