Ok I did my first trip in the boat to Waiheke island from kawakawa bay for a spot of fishing and a bit of reminiscing of where I had been and how far I had come in the last 23 years.
My original destination was meant to be scully reef at Ponui Island but the southerly against the incoming tide buggered that plan so a last minute detour through sandspit passage saw me heading to the waiheke channel and rounding Kauri point on ponui and making a beeline for ruthes passage so I could take a look at rotoroa island a place I called home for 3 months and by goodness how much it had changed the pine trees were gone and native bush in its place so we anchored up and dropped a line and after an hour or so of no luck it was time to move on.
Next idea was joyces she spotted a mussel farm at the bottom end of Waiheke and wanted to try fishing there and I was wanting to anchor up at frenchmans cap to try there and luck wasn't on our side there either so it was time to up anchor and make tracks back to Kawakawa bay and head back home with a quick stop at Sunday rock to see if we could catch a fish there.
Can't wait to make that trip again yesterdays exercise was to give the engine a good long run before it goes for its 20 hour warranty service on Saturday all up I travelled just over 30K's and only used 12.5 liters of fuel mix, average speed 17-19 knots
Home Bay Rotoroa Island from Ruthes Passage
Pakatoa end of Rotoroa Island and frenchmans cap