Beatrix Bay

Our next trip out was to Beatrix Bay. Still farmed it appears to be going back to bush.

Looking north on the way to the bay.

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On the eastern side the farm house and pasture. A mussel farm to the right.

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Our anchorage for the night, I wonder what history lies behind the house.

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Looking to the south west from the anchorage, the boys having fun in the tender.

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The wind came up in the early hours the next morning and we ended up stern to the bay and our bows pointing down there.  Plenty of chain out so no problems but it was time to go.

Kenepuru – Raetihi

Our next trip along the Kenepuru took us to another lodge – Raetihi. This is a popular site and often it is closed for functions like weddings. Best to ring beforehand. They have a wharf but given the tidal ranges we anchored off and took the tender in.

The lodge from the sound

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A close up of the lodge, we had a nice lunch. It is accessible by road. Lovely grounds with native birds.

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Looking out at Kapowai, the southern side of the sound in the background.

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