We got out on the water a few days ago to watch the practice races from one of the American Magic chase boats. Good fun! For day 1 of racing we were able to get our Catamaran in action to go watch. We had plenty of company but didn’t see any other US flagged boats. … More Practice and Day 1 of Racing
We left managed isolation at 7:20 am Monday morning. Freddie & Kat, two of our boat crew who came in and isolated before us, picked us up and dropped us at a hotel right by all the action at Viaduct Basin. We got settled in and then went to visit the American Magic base. They … More Sprung out of isolation into action
We received negative test results for our Day 12 Covid-19 tests. On the road to freedom! We will be checking out of the Novotel 7:20 AM Monday. Arethusa arrives on the ship today, Sunday. Offloading Monday afternoon. It will take a few days to get her cleaned up and ready to live on. We are … More Last Day of Managed Isolation
We are getting into a routine now. Up by 6 or 6:30am to catch up with the East Coast U.S. business. Their morning is over (the day before us). Phil’s first coffee is the instant in the room. Breakfast gets delivered outside the door in a brown paper bag generally between 7:30 and 8:15. At … More Day 9 in Quarantine
We are in day 6 of managed isolation in Auckland. 14 days is a small price to pay for exiting into a Covid free environment. The hotel staff, nurses, security, police, army and navy are all very pleasant and accommodating in their roles. The food is actually pretty good. We are having a nice break … More Quarantine
MV “BBC Emerald” on route to NZ. Note the tall black mast under the yellow crane.