Arrived safely in the Bay of Islands

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Jan 2, 2015

Glenn arrived safe and sound in Opua in the Bay of Islands this morning around 10 am. While he cleared Customs on the quarantine wharf, I sat on the wharf opposite anxiously waiting. After an hour or so, the lovely NZ Customs officials ferried me across to West Wind for our long awaited and sweet reunion.

We’re visiting dear friends, Mike and Deb Carere in Kerikeri tonight. We’ll sail around the Bay of Islands for 4 or 5 days, then head to Auckland to visit our daughter, then head home.

What a journey it’s been. Thank you for sharing it with us. 

All the best,

Glenn and MaryLou



  1. Happy new year!!! glad all is well!!

  2. JOHN EVANS says


  3. Ellie Matheson says

    Looking healthy and happy down under you two! Happy New Year and well done! It’s been an adventure following you. Cheers.

  4. wayne tasker says

    Great to hear you made opua safe and sound , seemed strange not hearing you on the daily sked glenn like ted said were going to miss the contact and chat . cheers wayne vk4xg.

  5. Julia Thompson says

    Hi Glenn and Mary Lou,
    How long are you planning to be in Auckland? Would love to catch up if you have time.
    Hope to see you soon
    Julia and familyxx

  6. Congratulations Glenn! Glad to hear you made it and your safe! Looks like you’re tougher than that gelcoat you’re sitting on :)

  7. Susan Bassett says

    What a wonderful picture!!

  8. Happy New Year. MaryLou and Glenn. So wonderful to see you both together safe and well. Sincerely, Ellie

  9. Jean and Mike Layland says

    O frabjous day! Congratulations to a courageous, talented and tenacious pair.

  10. Margie Hennig says

    What a fantastic picture. An amazing adventure. We have loved following your journey. Have a fantastic time together. Much love Marg and Karl xx

  11. Pat and Fred lark says

    Thank YOU for sharing.

    Pat and Fred


  12. Ken Pfister says

    Congratulations! Well done.

  13. Yay…hope you’ve found those “land legs” !! Going to miss the skeds and chats.


  14. Wow! Terrific news. Thank you Glenn for sharing your dream.

  15. Wonderful start to the New Year!! Congratulations!

  16. Dave Traynor says

    Great pic. So glad to see you two together. Thanks for including all of us…

  17. Barbara & Dan Willock says

    Awwwwww – Happy New Year you two lovebirds.

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