Not Waiouru……. Due to a change in circumstances Pip & Roger are selling Windsong. You can read about it <here>. Windsong is a Beacon Boat and I think she might have been undergoing fit-out when we visited Beacon as part of our tour of potential boat builders in 2009. I was impressed with the quality of Beacon Boats and we would probably have placed an order with them except they had a 3 years waiting list for a build slot. That probably tells you something about the quality.
We moved today and are now moored just outside Ellesmere. I think these are the designated winter moorings but the solo boat here isn’t showing a winter mooring permit and it departed shortly after our arrival. We changed our clothes this morning and Jan also did the laundry <sniff sniff>, it must be the toilet tank!
It has turned out to be a rather good mooring with both satellite and terrestrial coverage, including all Jan’s favourite channels. We’re within walking distance of Ellesmere and the CRT water and rubbish are only a couple of hundred metres away. We’ll probably be here a week.