Happy New Year 2024!

View from the Stony Batter Historic Reserve Hiking Trail, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

“Chase your passion!” – that’s my New Year’s mantra.

Summer is here. The days, which were over 16 hours long on December 22nd, are now just a little under 16 hours. With daylight lasting until 9 pm, I often find myself missing my bedtime, but I can’t help but enjoy it.

Auckland has many small islands with well-protected anchorages. We’ve been exploring these areas by sailboat and discovered that Kiwis truly embrace the art of sailing. It’s easy to see why Auckland is known as the “City of Sails.”

Despite some rain on New Year’s Eve, we raised a glass of sparkling wine to welcome in a fantastic year of sailing.

May your year be filled with exciting experiences, genuine smiles, and an abundance of love.

Flowers at Stone Batter Boulder Field, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Chris Booth Sculpture on Rotoroa Island, New Zealand
Stoneridge Winery, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Hiking Trail Steps to cross over the fence, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Trash and Recycle Collection Barge on the water, Man O War Anchorage, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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