First I had to be coaxed towards giving it a try as the wind was picking up but given the look on my face I must have liked it..
The view from the helm.
Sailing is mighty hard work, as you may imagine from picture below: A view on Auckland.
Having morning tea: sandwiches and ginger beer.
Contemplating over snacks: What's for dinner?
The beautiful Devocean anchored in the bay between Rangitoto Island and Motutapu Island.
Going ashore in a tiny rubber boat.
After a hike up the Rangitoto volcano (watch out for next posting) we returned on board. The weather looked a bit eerie to us amateur sailors but Steve wasn't worried so I did my best also not to be.