Back Onboard

After our Christmas break back in Sydney, we are back onboard X-Pat. 

We have had a few days touring the Northland with a hire car. Although the weather was rubbish with heavy rain and windy, we did manage to see the Kauri trees across on the west coast. One is believed to be the largest in the Southern hemisphere and another one of the oldest trees in the world at around 3000 years old. Pretty astounding. 

A 3000 year old Kauri tree!

In amongst the boats at the Bay of Islands Marina


We visited the Omata vineyard for lunch yesterday and used a voucher from Secret Santa thank you!  

Today we have done a few checks on the boat and are all ready to set off on a casual cruise south tomorrow. Watch this space ...

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