Kiwiland

YES !!!!! We made it!

15 years after we had been here before we sailed into the Bay of Islands with the Code O up. Saw 2 Bryde’s whales and 4 penguins. Smelling of grass and flowers. Beautiful scenery!

Got into Opua yesterday November 25th at 17.25 and moored alongside the quarantine dock. Customs and the kiwi equivalent to Homeland security were not working anymore so we chatted with 2 other boats that had just arrived from Fiji. We cannot get in touch with anybody local and the Q-dock has no access to land.

Officers came this morning and cleared us into the country. The Homeland security people here do not look for bombs or terrorist. They are in charge of Biosecurity. Make sure we do not enter any foreign species into this unique country.

All well, after 40 minutes Lumbaz and her crew were allowed into New Zealand.

We have enjoyed a great passage, which has finally been an easy one. Meeting old friends here again.

Will prepare a post with pics.

We are proud and happy to be here. Heaps of Kiwis around. The real ones, not the fruit or the animal, but those great, authentic, straightforward and incredibly welcoming people who live in this great country.

Cheers to you all !!!!

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12 thoughts on “Kiwiland

  1. lusegui November 26, 2014 / 10:43 pm

    Well done!!! Me encanta leer vuestras historias/posts!! Sois una inspiración!! Disfrutad!… Un abrazo muy fuerte desde Spain!

  2. Viki Moore November 27, 2014 / 5:59 am

    Welcome to New Zealand!
    Glad you arrived safely. If you like to dive, the Rainbow Warrior wreck is near Opua. We did a trip with Paihia Dive earlier in the year and they were brilliant!
    Enjoy New Zealand and we hope to see you in the Marlborough Sounds at Christmas time!
    Viki 🙂

  3. logisticsmexico November 27, 2014 / 6:59 am

    Felicidades! Disfrutan los Kiwis.

    Saludos

    Oliver

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  4. Ivax November 27, 2014 / 7:30 am

    Enhorabona des de BCN, Dani i familia que ús ho passeu molt bé a NZ!!!

  5. svbrightwater December 1, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    …and 4 penguins. Wow.

    Congratulations!!!

  6. dickweitz December 6, 2014 / 11:29 am

    Glad to hear you safely made it? Hope the kids are having a fun and very educational trip!

  7. dickweitz December 6, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Looking forward to photos!!!!!!!

  8. dickweitz December 8, 2014 / 6:24 am

    Will you be back in Barcelona by September? Brenda & I will be there for a few days at the enf of the month. Returning from a cruise.

  9. jose antonio bertrand December 10, 2014 / 11:48 am

    HAPPY New YEAR!!!
    José antonio

  10. ignasi. December 16, 2014 / 6:12 am

    Ei, Dani i i Genie, quants records de NZ, eh? Encara recordo quan us vam trobar caminant pel carrer…
    No us diré que m’agrada molt el vostre blog perquè ja us ho he dit moltes vegades!!

    Bones festes i feliç any nou a les antípodes!!!

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