Yippee! Here we are in NZ, safe and sound.
We arrived last night at about 2200. The customs process started this morning. It was painless but quite thorough. We had the same agent we had when we arrived in 2019. Once the procedure ps were completed we filled up with diesel. We used 300 litres to get here. That is eye watering. Normally we’d use that in about 6 months. It needed doing though as we would still be out there beating into a strong southwesterly and very very unhappy. Instead we are anchored in Opua, about to have a very nice looking steak and mushroom pie hot from the local shop, followed by as long a nap as we like.
It’s very nice to be back. :)