Woodys Cruising the Far North






Woodys Cruising the Far North – Xmas – NY 2016/17

Bay of Islands based woody & professional photographer Dean Wright as always had his camera handy during his Xmas / NY cruise on board his classic Arethusa.
The vessels featured above are listed below, doesn’t Arohanui look a picture, wonderful advertisement for the team at Greg Lees Sandspit yard 🙂
Valerie is my pick, but I have a soft spot for straight stem tram-tops 😉

Arethusa anchored in the Rere Bay, Western Arm, Whangaroa on an oily flat morning.
Valerie steaming up the western arm
Defiance Whangaroa
Arohanui anchored at Milford Island
Sapphire anchored at Milford Island
Shandi anchored in Mangonui
Valiant anchored in Mangonui
Shalom coming into Orokawa last night along with 120 others
Unidentified canoe stern motor cruiser coming into Orokawa

Prowler, which Dean suspects is probably glass, she passed Arethusa as they went round Flat Island on the way to Mahinepua

5 thoughts on “Woodys Cruising the Far North

  1. Weather still is good here. In Orokawa Bay this morning I could see Thetis, the ketch Tamariki and a converted fishing boat with 2 equal height masts.


  2. Should have gone North. The pics prove… and like everyone said, the weather was way better then Coromandel where we were stuck in Name Bay for three nights sheltering from the chilly 38kt SW.


  3. Canoe stern vessel is Endeavour. Was a trawler here in Picton but converted by McManaway Marine some years ago. Stripped down to basic hull and rebuilt. 6LX Gardner power.


  4. VALIANT was moored in the Tamaki River just below the lower of the 2 Panmure Bridges on the Panmure side of the River below Bridge St in the early & mid 1960s, just in front of my parents house, was painted bottle green, & was a live aboard at that time, for a young couple & was fitted with Perkins 6 cyl diesel. — KEN R


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