Tag: New Zealand

Update from Aotearoa (The land of the long white cloud – Maori)

Do you want one more email in your inbox with the title COVID-19?  I thought not… So I’m sending a VOW update!  Seeing how most of you are stuck at home and have lots of time to hear what is going on with the crew on Banyan, you are in for a nice long update. …

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Marvelous Marsden and the Miserable Maintenance

They say cruising is merely boat maintenance in exotic locations.  There is definitely some truth to that.  I’ve wallowed away many a beautiful evening at anchorage contorted into an advanced level yoga pose to reach the back of a loose connection.  The girls are now helping with this as well, while I become less pliable …

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November in One Moment a Day

November rounded out our time on SV Banyan this year. We’ve gone from Mexico all the way to New Zealand on her this year and it feels like a wonderful blur. Our passage to New Zealand from Niue (via Tonga) was mercifully smooth but land is always a welcome sight. Also a welcome sight was …

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