Impressions of New Zealand – June 2022

Auckland – sailing

View from the Wynyard Quarter towards Auckland Central Business District (CBD)
View towards Auckland Central Business District (CBD)

My trip to New Zealand was to see family. Apart from that I was unplanned, although I did have one idea – to go for a sail on an America’s Cup yacht.

In the end it never worked out, but I did come close, close enough to almost touch one of the race’s greats.

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Sleet and sails in West Kirby in mid-March

Team racing on the Marine Lake in West Kirby, England

Team racing on the marine lake in West Kirby, England

A fortnight ago my circulation froze to a standstill on the edge of a marine lake at the team racing nationals in the north west of England.

It was mid-March and I dripped ice from my tangled hair to my toes.

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