After we returned from our summer cruise exploring Fiordland we ambled back to Gulf harbour via great barrier island and some of the beautiful island in the Hauriki gulf. Gulf harbour is a handy place to be for a variety of reasons, but it is jaw crackingly boring. Unless you play golf. Most of the modifications have gone well and now we are set to sail up to New Caledonia. First of all when we return in about a months time we will get another years’ permit to stay in New Zealand and secondly, we need a holiday! Well there have been some quite good sunsets to compensate for the winter chill.