"Good water, good life; poor water, poor life; no water, no life" Sir Peter Blake

Monday, October 07, 2013

Our Next Spot, Gulf Harbour Marina

We have now relocated to Gulf Harbour Marina, just North of Auckland City.

This was our next move from when Craig came back from San Fran after being with ETNZ for the America's Cup campaign for 14 months.  After being in the Viaduct for so long, it was kind of strange leaving the city heading out on the water, but comforting to know we were doing something different other than working!   Craig was pretty exhausted after coming back, but had a great experience!  We met some amazing people both with ETNZ and around the Viaduct and we thank those people who have made it a very special time for us. We are often thinking of you!

Our trip out of the city was lovely and calm, the kids were a little sad at first, but then knew they were going to another unknown place for them.  We had SailNZ sail past with their geneka up, and saw paragliders jumping off North Head as we rounded it.  We also saw loads of birds working, and even dolphins in the distance which was something you always find pretty special.  Arriving at Gulf Harbour at our new berth we were greeted by a lovely family who we had only just met the day before!  They were so welcoming, and the weather and water was so calm it was surreal.

 Snuggled up on the deck admiring the view (when they are awake!)
The very next morning we woke to find this amazing fog on the water!

Blake's Post America's Cup Analysis

Well, what can we say, but BUGGER!  

It was certainly an extremely exciting America's Cup, and I don't think I've ever been so excited, nervous, disappointed, elated, gutted and not excluding EXHAUSTED after watching the 2 weeks of the finals for the America's Cup in San Fran.  I was totally shattered!  After we all calmed down and came back to planet "reality", Blake came up with a couple of changes that we could do for the next Cup.  

  1. Firstly, a more lightweight microphone, made of shock chord.
  2. Secondly, and more importantly, he thinks they forgot the best weapon, their 'protector of baddies', the  stick from the Toi Toi. (And if Deano wants some instructions on how to use it, Blake said he will show him).