New Zealand

Another Road Trip – Part II

Continued from Part I The second time I was in awe this week was during a visit to Hobbiton, located in Matamata, New Zealand. Matamata was about a 40 minute drive from our AirBnB condo in Hamilton and is a world-renowned tourist destination that brings the enchanting realm of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life. As […]

Categories: New Zealand, Sailing Blog, South Pacific Ocean

Another Road Trip – Part I

Here’s something funny; in French Polynesia and Fiji, we fell in love with a brand of New Zealand made ice cream called Deep South. In French Polynesia like all things there, it was expensive and we splurged only once in a while for a tub. In Fiji, it was a regular treat as a store […]

Categories: New Zealand, Sailing Blog, South Pacific Ocean

Happy Cream Puff Day

Happy New Year. And, Happy Cream Puff Day. Yes, it is such a thing. January 2nd in the USA is Cream Puff Day – Google it if you don’t believe me. Amel boats are French as are Cream Puffs. French chef Antonin Carême was the first to add cream to puffs in the early 19th […]

Categories: New Zealand, Sailing Blog, South Pacific Ocean

First Thoughts on New Zealand

  It’s nice to be back in a populated first-world country. We can tell we are because of the eggs. I’ll explain my theory. In small nations or unpopulated areas of the world whenever we need eggs, we go to the store and stand in front of the shelf of eggs. In these smaller islands […]

Categories: New Zealand, Sailing Blog, South Pacific Ocean

Cream Puff is in New Zealand

    I keep telling Cindy that I hope the hassle of New Zealand is worth it. I’ll explain. Sailing from Fiji to New Zealand is tricky. The trip takes about 7-9 days depending on winds. However, about every 5 days a nasty weather system will move across northern New Zealand from Southern Australia and […]

Categories: New Zealand, Sailing Adventures, Sailing Blog, South Pacific Ocean

Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Adventure Journal by Contexture International.