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Family Sailing: 4 Great Places to Learn to Sail

Family Sailing in Scotland, rouding Cumbrae

Family Sailing: 4 Great Places to Learn to Sail Have you ever considered sailing off into the sunset with the kids? So what if you can’t tell your “lee ho” from your “ready about”… don’t let that put you off. Like anything, it just takes tuition and perseverance to pick up the necessary skills and […]

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Campervan crazies

From: Stuart Date: 8th May 2005 Subject: Campervan Crazies Place: Auckland, New Zealand It took me five minutes to fall in love with our mini motel on wheels. I was King of the Road, high above the other traffic; we could stop and brew coffee whenever we fancied, have a nap whenever we wanted, and […]

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From A to Z in New Zealand

From: Matthew (and Cameron said somethings too)Date: 4th May 2005Subject: From A to Z in New ZealandPlace: A Campervan A is for apple. We had lots of them and they were very fresh and juicy on a hot day. B is for bananas. We had lots for energy and we like them and also they […]

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What shall we do with the drunken sailors?

Party on Nanu Sail

From:     Kirstie Date:      1st May 2005 Subject: What shall we do with the drunken sailors? Place:    Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, New Zealand What shall we do with the drunken sailors? After five days on a sailboat what better way to celebrate than with a party on another sailboat. One that […]

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We are sailing…. and it’s magic

Sailing in Bay of Islands New Zealand

From:       Stuart Date:        29th April 2005 Subject:   We are sailing Place:      Opunga Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand  We are sailing Kakapo rocked gently back and forth, the only yacht in the cove, her bright yellow paint no match for the rising sun. A light wind rippled […]

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Tied up in knots by my sailing challenge

Sailing boat in Bay of Islands, New Zealand

From:      Kirstie Date:       27th April 2005 Subject:  Tied up in knots Place:     Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand Tied up in knots by my sailing challenge Our Bay of Islands sailing challenge was proving more of a challenge than I wanted. I had a feeling it wasn’t for me […]

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Silent treatment & the learning sailing challenge

Sailing in Bay of Islands New Zealand

From:      Stuart Date:       26th April 2005 Subject:  The silent treatment Place:     Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand Silent treatment & the learning sailing challenge Day One of our learn to sail experience begins and with the complex childcare arrangements sorted, the learning begins. But it’s not as easy as […]

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Sailing? You’ve gotta be joking

Sitting in a child's trailer

From:        Kirstie Date:         24th April 2005 Subject:    Sailing New Zealand? You’ve gotta be joking Place:       Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand When one adventure ends, another begins After finishing our mammoth six month bike ride from one end of New Zealand to the other, […]

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The end of the road

From: Stuart Date: 23rd April 2005 Subject: The end of the road Place: Cape Reinga, North Island, New Zealand “We will have a lolly at the light house Dad?”“Yes Cameron”“At Cape Ringa Dad?” “Yes Cameron”“I like lollies Dad.” “I know you do sweetheart”“Yes. And I like Cape Ringa and the lighthouse too.” “Dad”“Yes Matthew” “It’s […]

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Sun, sea and sandy nostrils

From: KirstieDate: 21st April 2005Subject: Sun, sea and sandy nostrilsPlace:Waitiki Landing, North Island, New Zealand “Two days chilling out on a beach, just like any normal family weekend,” exclaimed Stuart, cycling across the sand and straight into the sea, to the delight of his excited passenger. “You’ll get salt in your cones. Your wheels will […]

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