Sailing New Zealand, Barrier Gold, Boat Jobs and Hauling Out. EP35

In this episode spend a busy couple of weeks at Great Barrier Island. We anchor at Smokehouse Bay and enjoy some stunning walks around the island. 

We meet Sven a great local character who runs a company called ‘Barrier gold’ which distils Manuka and Kanuka oil using the bushes growing on his land. He shows us around his workshop and explains how he uses old machine oil to run his furnace.

Our haulout is pending so we try and focus on a couple of boat jobs in an attempt to get ahead of the curve. Unfortunately we only succeed in adding more items to the list!

We sail back across to the mainland and  successfully haul out at Norsand boat yard, ready for our planned month of maintenance.

Footage from December 2018