Agnes is her name

Our Kerikeri hosts, Cliff and Ruth, proposed a cruise on Agnes, their 33’ Logan launch, built recently from an early 20th Century design.  We were pretty excited, never having been on a private boat of Agnes’ size.

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Cliff + Ruth and their boat, Agnes.

Joe popped a Bonine pill to ward off seasickness and we stepped on board.  We inspected all the little details.

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The red New Zealand naval flag up signaled that it was time to start the engine, a 40 hp Italian-made machine.  We took many photos as we cruised slowly out of the Whangaroa marina.

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Soon we were further out, and Australasian gannets came into sight.  Camera down, binoculars up, we watched them soar through the air and plunge – straight down — into the sea to fish.

We sat on cushioned seats, hot tea cups in hand, on a calm sunny afternoon, and just relaxed for the rest of the cruise.  The perfect Sunday afternoon, thanks to Agnes.

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March 2014

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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