|Huka Falls first drop-off point. Eventually will post my video of|
the falls so you can hear the mighty roar of its water.
Not edited; water’s really this aqua. Taupo, New Zealand.
|Waikato River, just above Huka Falls. Note the shadows|
on the bridge, where the photo was taken from.
|One of several excellent viewing platforms at the|
Huka Falls walk. This one looks back at the
bridge crossing over the Waikato River.
|Noticed these balloons on the Waikato River both above and below|
Huka Falls. Were they sent off just for fun? Or a way to track or
monitor flow direction? Dunno.
|My favorite viewpoint at Huka Falls, New Zealand,|
on the Waikato River, near Taupo.
We’re still on a pole mooring in Whangarei’s Town Basin Marina (S35.43.414 E174.19.539). Weather and to-dos-done permitting, we’ll likely leave Whangarei as early as April 28th, 2016, for checkout then to Fiji.
Sailing by the Numbers
Last year, between December 2014 and November 2015 we sailed from Florida USA to New Zealand, over 10,000 miles. Current plan’s to resume cruising by this May. First stop’s Fiji, ~1170 nm, which will take us about two weeks to get to once we clear New Zealand customs and set sail. We plan to sell our boat in Australia, after completing another 4,000 or so miles this cruising season. Then, it’s back to work, somewhere.