#TBT my first visit to New Zealand in December 2006 when I threw myself off the Nevis Bungy. 134m and 8.5 seconds free fall was quite a buzz. Wouldn't do it now though must be getting soft in my old age
I've been heading up the east coast of the South Island over the last few days and stopped off at Porpoise Bay in the Catlins. Unfortunately it was raining so here's a shot I took from the same spot 11 years ago.
I made it to Oz today after getting caught in some nasty weather en-route from New Caledonia. It was tough times indeed and I even resorted to drinking rum at the darkest hour. Stayed at sea for a few days until waves had calmed down enough to safely get across the south setting current and SE wind. My strange track alerted the Aussie border police who thought I was up to no good. Got escorted to harbour and four officers boarded the boat this afternoon. But they realised I'm just a weary solo sailor in need of some sleep and let me go. Hello Australia!