Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hello from 47 south

Thursday 1900 hours
Easy Harbour
Stewart Island
47 09S
167 34 E

We had an easy and uneventful motor sail today, passing south across the entry to Foveau Straight and the Solander Islands down to the west coast of Stewart Island. Easy Harbour indeed is a well protected spot - perhaps the only protected anchorage (except I would think in a SW gale) on the west coast of Stewart.

We celebrated with appetizers of fresh baked bread in the sunny and warm cockpit as we enjoyed the spectacular scenery including green hills, smoothened rocky peaks, and many islands.

Tomorrow we will head with a moderate NW breeze and a following the tide around the SW Cape - to Port Pegasus on the SE coast.

All is well.

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1 comment:

Beth and Norm Cooper said...

Hi there,
We are friends of Paikea Mist from Canada as well. We're currently staying in Oban in a cottage. Our boat Sarah Jean is in Opua. Is that VOJ in honeymoon Harbour? We will be around Friday and having dinner at the South Seas Hotel is you're still in the area?
Beth & Norm