Myself, @matt @mixmix and @mikey are aboard Cleo (my boat) and currently sailing along the western coast of Great Barrier Island (Aotea) we were just visited by dolphins and I'm making a soup from the remains of the fish we caught the other day. Taking this chance to scuttle some messages but we will add to this!
dolphins! (have a much better video, but not enough internets to upload meow)
team butt scuttles!
through the quiet bay entry...
@matt and i while we leave Auckland harbor
scuttle butz, scuttle scuttle scuttle butz
anchoring next to Santa Paz (@Lucas and family) and Festina Lente (@dangerousbeans and @vtduncan) at Waiheke Island
passing by Festina Lente on the way to Great Barrier Island
up and down the waves, always at sea
at the one pub on Great Barrier Island, with Tangaroa (@c3 and Robin), missing Festina Lente who showed up just after this photo
#new-zealand #ssbc #offgrid #traveling
@bob: @Dominic isn't really in the habit of anthropomorphizing the boat. he says you can call CLEO whatever you want. why do you ask? what are your thoughts?
@bob normally sailing is passed down father to son, but for me, I just went out and decided to learn to sail one day, so some traditions may be cut short. I do try to follow the traditions (that I like) though. In polynesia, the waka is a "he", also, in kiwi english you can say "she'll be right" where "she" is just the situation in general? I heard that english used to have much more gendered terms, but lost that at some point. In french everything is either male or female. A moustash is female, for example.
Sometimes a boat gets a "male" name, such as the Ted Ashby but it's still a she.
We made it back most of the way to the city (made it to rakino island after being becalmed) and I caught a barracuda on trolling lure (which we ate, was delicious!)