New Zealand, Nov'06 - Apr'07
In and around Whangarei
Between mooring piles in Town Basin Marina Town Basin Marina, Whangarei At the ship yard with view on the cement factory

Ellen's birthday present. No, not the toilet!

Zwerver wrapped in plastic, ready to get sand blasted Inside the tent with the first of 3 epoxy layers
Sanding, sanding, sanding, sanding, taping.... First layer of coating and already shiny as a miror! He, kennen we die monteur niet ergens van? Z'n eigen bootje zeker al klaar?
Taking a break: Whangarei falls Smugglers cove at Breamhead, Whangarei Whangarei heads, our entrance to New Zealand
Whangarei heads Great hiking around Whangarei heads Whalebay, north of Whangarei
The oldest church of NZ in Russell, the former capital Christmas BBQ party with sailing friends at Riverside Marina. A more homy Christmas party at the sailmakers place.
General inspection of the watertank and the bilge. Note the new floor in the frontcabin. "Handy Harry" proudly makes his own teakdek. Replacing the driving belts of the alternators.
Bringing the sailing gear back on board. Do you need some rope? The prittiest boat in the yard. It feels so good to be back in the water. Time for a short vacation.
Northland
Waipoua kauri forest, largest remnant of the once extensive kauri forests of northern NZ. Te Matua Ngere, father of the forest, with a girth of over 16 mtrs and too tall to fit into the picture, probably the oldest in NZ, estimated over 2000 years old. View over west entrance of Hokianga harbour, Opononi
Hiking at Hokianga harbour, Opononi Giant sand dunes at Te Paki in the far north Cape Reigna, the fartest north you can get in NZ
Incredible views from St Paul's hill in Whangaroa Prestine anchorages around Whangaroa Matauri Bay with the 17 Cavalli islands scattered offshore. Resting place of the bombed Rainbow Warrior.
The place where Christianity begun in Kerikeri Mailboxes for the remote houses NZ has 4 millions inhabitants and 40 millions sheep
A Waka, a 35m Maori war canoe, Ngatokimatawhaorua, named after the canoe in which the legendary Polynesian navigator Kupe discovered NZ. Maori whare runanga (meeting house), Waitangi Magnificent woodcarvings in and outside the maori meeting house
Detail of a maori warrior on the canoe house The fine carvings inside the whare runanga represent the major Maori tribes The most photographed loo in Kawakawa, designed by eco-architect Hundertwasser.
The lady Knox geiser spouts off (with a little prompting from an organic soap) punctually at 10.15 am. Hot mineral bath in Waiotapu thermal wonderland Steaming champagne pool in thermal wonderland.
Bubling mud in Waiotapu thermal wonderland View over Wellington from university grounds. Parlement house in Wellington center.
South island    
Arrival by ferry in Picton View over Charlotte sound The NZ "klaarover" jumps in front of your car to make you stop for road works
Wetlands in Abel Tasman National park, early morning Abel Tasman national park Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman first sighted Klippige Hoeck, in 1642 with his 2 vessels the Heemskerck and zeehaen Mariska help!! Wat is dit voor vreemde vogel Niet schuw en is gek op brood met franse pate. Pancake rocks, west coast
Franz Joseph glacier, early morning Fox glacier Ice pinacles, Fox glacier
Mount Cook & mount Tasman, Lake Matheson Swing bridge, lake Matheson Lake Wannaka, late afternoon.
Somewhere on the road to Milford Sound Milford Sound Sealions in Milford sound
Zwaaien naar Bluff Waterfall on the way to Milford sound Albatros point, on the peninsula close to Dunedin
Lighthouse in the mist at Nuggetpoint A lonely hooker sea lion, cooling off by waving his fins A fur seal warming-up in the early morning sun
a very angry farmer shouting to us. We chased his sheep into the wrong direction. Harry standing on giant lime stone bolders A speckled comoran colony
Common Wealth day celebration in the church of England in Christchurch Chinese lampion festival in Christchurch Sailing boats in Kaikoura, a french settlement
Cathedral cliffs, somewhere at the east coast a stern colony on the eascoast Early morning somewhere at the east coast
Beginning of the storm. Harry bailing the dingy for the 3rd time. Townbasin marina after the storm First boat leaving New Zealand is White Haze. Luna & Zwerver ready to follow the next day.