Auckland New Zealand

On Cyclones, Sheep Herders, and Worse

Charlie of Dockland 5, a true friend to the cruising yachtsmen of NZ

I’m a bit hurricane shy, as befits a sailor who has twice swum away from vessels in 100+ knots of circular breeze. Call me a storm-coward—I am cool with that. Just the phrase ‘tropical hurricane’ makes me pee my pants. …

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Doing the Hemi Hop in the Southern Hemisphere

Carolyn and Fatty in Sydney, Australia 2001

Once again, we are in the Southern Hemisphere—this isn’t so bad, except for having to stand on your head all day. And the fact that everything is back-asswards. For instance, the south wind is cold and the north wind is …

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