All is well for us down here in New Zealand. After booking 2 sets of flight for a visit to the UK and Canada, starting a passsage on Larus to the South Island and having them all cancelled, I have been loath to mention any plans.
We are both double vaccinated, will be getting our booster in the coming weeks, are fit and well, lurking at anchor in some of the more remote cruising areas north of the Bay of Islands, and are keeping very much to ourselves. Prior to leaving the Whangarei area, we stocked up on KN95 masks and all my Bin Inn staples and went out to anchor.
We left Marsden Cove Marina on the 20th of January and prior to Tim going out to yesterday for milk, we have been keeping ourselves to ourselves. We knew it was just a matter of time before the Omicron variant escaped the NZ border quaratine facilities and we decided to put ourselves out of its path as best we could.
We aren't busy now but we had been pre and post Christmas.
Before Christmas we were helping out friends who are stuck in the UK and who's boats are on the hard in Marseden Cove Marina.
We finished a partial completed job of peeling the brown metallic 'wrap' hiding the rather tired hull of Supertramp.
The wrap really wasn’t that keen on coming off. Heat and brute force did the trick.