Quick Fix: 36° 37.4 S / 174° 49.1 E

Gulf Harbour Marina, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

Our South Pacific Base Camp
It’s been our destination from the Panama Canal, from Tonga and from Fiji. It’s been a port of refuge, relaxation, repairs and planning for over three seasons, from 2009 through 2014 - it’s our base camp in the South Pacific - a location so idyllic and diverse, that cruising in its neighboring waters rival that of even the tropical islands that lay over a thousand miles to the north. Located just fifteen nautical miles from Auckland, and framed by the Hauraki Gulf where access to pristine beaches, secluded anchorages and island nature reserves lay at every point of the compass, Gulf Harbour Marina not only offers world-class services and facilities for international yachts, but has a location so appealing and convenient that it makes even visiting cruisers like us want to settle down here. Thank you Gulf Harbour Marina for making us feel at home. Learn more >



Quick Fix: 36° 37.4 S / 174° 47.2 E
June 3rd 2014 (day 2,560)
Conditions:  Wind: 6/W  Hard Stands

A Golden Investment
Since we began our world voyage in 2007, we've calculated Dream Time's endured the equivalent of thirty-two New York summer seasons of wear and tear - and we've been sailing almost exclusively in the tropics. So we've been busy the last two months making repairs, upgrades and modifications to almost every part of the boat. The deck under the bowsprit has been completely reinforced. We've removed hardware and painted areas of the boom/mast. We've Installed a new display case at the helm, painted the pedestal, reassembled the bowsprit, removed the v-berth bed base to repair a leak in the water tank, remodeled the head, and even given our name plates an overhaul. It's a lot of work, but a great investment. Check out our project list >