Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Great Barrier Island and the Big Blow

Little Barrier Island and the Pigeons (look more like shark's teeth)
As we arrived in Port Fitzroy, a fellow fishing from his sail powered kayak brought us a beautiful snapper he just caught.  He and his wife were camping in a cleverly converted bus.  We spent several days sitting out a long lived, wind storm, which blew up to 50kts offshore.  We were confined to the boat for several days, so we read a lot and did arts like splicing, and fixing stuff.
Bill splicing in the Man Cave
 It didn't rain a lot, so when there was a break in the wind, we took walks ashore.  The island is very rugged, with very steep slopes and dense forest.
Beautiful scenery, large and small

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