New Zealand | Travel & Sailing Blog

Christchurch for a Day

We got a very brief window in Christchurch after our Waitangi Day celebration at Okains Bay; we had 24 hours! Four Quick Stops to Make We met Viki and her son Seth from Astrolabe Sailing, who had offered to show us around Christchurch and talk cruising.  We are so glad we took Viki up on…

New Zealand | Travel & Sailing Blog

Waitangi Day in Okains Bay

We were excited to get to spend Waitangi Day in New Zealand and see a celebration while traveling around.  We attended the largest celebration in the South Island, held outside of Christchurch in Okains Bay at the Maori and Colonial Museum.  Unfortunately, we were pretty underwhelmed with the events.  There were so many people for…

Fiji

Hiking with Kyle in Viti Levu

Suva is very different from anywhere we’ve been before. This city is extremely industrial. Sailing into Suva There are only a few sailboats here and cruising is a little challenging. We anchored off the Royal Suva Yacht Club, which is about a 10-minute drive from downtown. The water is very shallow; we anchored in 9…