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last day of quarantine, pretty bay and lots to watch from aboard. yachts coming and going as well as locals passing in speed boats. we have our test tomorrow morning and should then beguin exploring the country. the holding here has been ok. but a layer of small broken coral then the anchor has to get through, we have dived and explored the surrounding area many times. we have held fast through the 12 days but have only had a few squalls of 25/30 knots. 

collected a  bit or fain water from our cabin top catchment system i made up, seems to get about 20/30 ltr every few days, as we dont have a water maker it makes our water last that much longer. in a big down pour a few weeks ago, (2 hours of rain) we collected 90 ltr. . still looking to put Wave on the hard and fly home in Sept. then back in Oct next year to continue.

the Pacific should be a lot more open by then so we can relax and enjoy the trip instead of just being a delivery trip.   

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Hi, created a new log in as we have sold Oracle and now own Wave, a grand Soleil 50 from 2005. as some will know we brought her last July in Croatia and are sailing back to NZ.  we have cros

this was taken recently when we antifouled Wave in St Lucia before Corona took over the world. 

Taken in Tobago Cays in the Grenadines a few weeks ago. this is a marine park, with lots of diverse wild life to look at in the water and on land, including Iguana's, Turtles, Tortises, coral, and of

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latest update,  - been out of quarantine an d looking around Grenada for a few weeks now, nice, more and cheaper food available as well as marine goods. 

its now getting into the serious part of hurricane season, and we came as far south as we can this year as Trinidad is not opening their borders. the eighth Hurricane named Gonzalo cme through a few days ago and unusally was a long way south, thankfully it petered out and went down towards Tobago in the last 12 hours. so we were all safe. we wee anchored in thick mud big chain and anchor and lots of it and yacht all stripped of above deck stuff.. many yachts went inito the mangroves, but with our 2.8m keel not really an option.

another couple of weeks cruising ahead of us now before any potential blows come through.

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So next update, we have managed to get flights home !!, will take us a few days and then of corse then 2 weeks quarantine in NZ. 

We have hauled Wave out and she is on the hard stand at Grenada Marine, we have spent the last 6 days prepping her for long term storage. we plan to be back on her in November 2021 to continue the journey through panama to NZ.  we decided in the current world climate is was just too hard to carry on and enjoy the journey with so many countries closed. We have made many great friends on this journey round 1/3 of the world, some of who are staying in Grenada for the next 4 months untill they can sail to USA and are going to check in on Wave on the hard stand every couple of weeks for us.  see you all in NZ shortly. look forward to sailing on the Hauraki Gulf again.

Glen and family. 

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3 flights down and 1 to go, in our bid to fly home from Grenada to NZ, currently sitting in a very empty LAX.

we had a great 3 days in St Vincent staying with another friend we met on while voyaging, Kelly Glass is an Ex Kiwi from CHCH, Greymouth, that moved there 35 years ago. thanks again Kelly for your Hospitality and taking time out of your busy schedule to accommodate us and show us some of the lesser seen (and better) sights in St vincent for the second time.

 

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hello, back in NZ now, day 6 of Quarantine at Airport Holiday inn.

gotta say that NZ is pretty strict in its Qurantine, we feel like we are in Jail.. and have committed some henious family crime.! food is o.k and plentiful.

Wave is all stripped and cleaned for long term storage on the hard at Grenada Marine in the Caribbean. plan on returning in Nov 2021 to carry on through Panama to NZ providing the world settles down and borders open. we are now quarantining for the second time and have lost count of the number of times we have had Covid tests in a bid to get home.

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