Napier

Our position

Dawn over Cape Kidnappers

39 28.9 south

176 53.5 east

We left Wellington on Saturday 9th April and headed back out into the Cooks strait with the wind on the nose – as usual.  We turned east out of the straits and the wind turned also – still on our nose.  We past Cape Palister and headed north to Napier, at the same time as the wind also changed direction …. back on the nose again.  It seemed every time we changed direction so did the wind.  It took 3 days to get to Napier and the wind finally changed dirction allowing us to sail in the last bay.  At least we are out of the roaring forties now. 

The art deco architecture of Napier

Napier was badly destroyed by an earthquake in 1931.  The rebuilding of Napier in the contemporary architecture of the time has made it’s fasinating art deco design a real attraction.  We spent a week in the marina watching the weather while we continued to prepare the boat for her voyage back to the tropics.

More art deco

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Posted on April 11, 2011, in Port posts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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