We’re still here…

Just a quick note to let you all know that we did, in fact, finish our figure 8 around NZ and we are back safely in Auckland living on board the boat in Orakei.


Thanks to the welcome home committee!  The same folk who said farewell 6 months prior so that was pretty special.

Welcome Home

We were in Fiordland for about 5 weeks and with its remoteness came no communication, no internet, no satellite TV, no people but of course lots of rain and sandflies.  A beautiful part of our country if you don’t mind the remoteness.

And although I have written a lot more for the blog, there has been no time to sit and finalise and upload photos. I will get onto this one day!

The other news is that when we finally popped out to Stewart Island, Dr. Lance O’Sullivan (ex-GP from Kaitaia) had been trying to get hold of me.  He was looking for a CEO for iMOKO, his virtual healthcare company.

It took us 5 months to get to Stewart Island and only 3 weeks to get home, including a week back in Auckland from Wellington.  We arrived back into Auckland on 27th April and I officially started my new role on 1st May 2018.  And loving it!

Working working working

So it’s fair to say I’ve been a bit focused on the new job over the last 6 weeks and the blogging has had to take a back seat.

I’ve asked B to do some blogs in the meantime on all things boatie.  It may take me a while, but I will finish the blog of the journey. Way too great a story not to tell.

Until then…. ka kite anō au i a koutou!

Aroha nui,

Jodi and  Bennett