NZ Land Logs 60, Year 2: Back in the Water
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2007
Weather Today: Rainy and Cool
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand

By 8:30 this morning, Riverside Drive Marina was buzzing with activity. We were hauled to the water by the travel lift, and as soon we were lowered into the water and out of the slings, we turned to tie up to the fuel dock. There was a boat headed to the dock from up river and another from down river. In addition to that, Windsong and Wings and Strings, two boats from the marina that have been out sailing for the past two weeks, choose this time to return. For about an hour, boats were moving in and out. It looked like a water ballet!

We spent the next few hours cleaning up the boat. When you are on land, you track sand and gravel on the boat no matter how careful. And we had every tool on the boat out. So it was time to start putting things away. Mid-afternoon Marie came by to see if I wanted to do more shopping for provisions, so away I went. I’ve now spent about a thousand dollars on food. The list is dwindling, but there are still more things to buy. I’m so exhausted tonight that I hardly have the energy to write this log, so I think I’ll just end it here. There’s more news, but I’ll just have to write about it tomorrow night.

070419 New Zealand–Launching Windbird