Sunset at Whale Bay
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Feb
2021

Gorgeous Whale Bay

We left the chaos of Russell and found absolute nirvana in a little cove on Whale Bay. The water here is so…

Paihia Harbor
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Feb
2021

The Happy Ferry To Paihia

It’s time to provision again so we hop on the ferry in Russell for the two mile trip to Paihia. This fascinating little village has a lot of history. In fact…

The Chaos of Opua
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13
Feb
2021

From Serenity To Chaos

We left the absolute peace of Kahuwera Pa and entered into the chaos of Opua where boats are literally everywhere… It was, well….

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08
Feb
2021

Happy Birthday Captain

Not a long post today but one that is super special and important! Read on!

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07
Feb
2021

Who Opened The Gates At Paradise Bay

Someone opened the floodgates at Paradise Bay so we moved on to Kahuwera Pa which turned out to be an excellent choice….here’s why…

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04
Feb
2021

Away We Go

The detour is over and Dazzler is back underway. The circumnavigation has begun….away we go!

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31
Jan
2021

How Does That Work Again?

How does that work again? Seems a year of not sailing can make the first few days back on the water a tad tricky…read on to find out what we mean.

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30
Jan
2021

They Call It Brochure Sailing

Time for some brochure sailing as we start on the first leg of our circumnavigation around the North Island of New Zealand. Read on…

SV Dazzler at Urquharts Bay
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Jan
2021

Preparing To Move On

It’s time for the Dazzler crew to get moving again. We’re going to circumnavigate New Zealand’s North Island. Here’s the first leg of our journey.