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GREAT BARRIER ISLAND: Shenanigans With Friends!


Location: Great Barrier Island
Latitude: -36.20000000
Longitude: 175.41000000
Published: 8 Jan 2021

We Sail 11 Hours to The GORGEOUS REMOTE BAYS of Great Barrier Island! | S01E01 Sailing Pivo

This video is about our experience sailing from Mahurangi, New Zealand to Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. It took us 11 hours one way and 14 hours back, and is our longest sail yet. We stayed at Overlook Cove on the North side of the island and then moved to Stone Bay near Port Fitzroy. We saw all the nature and heard the songs of the island that they talk about at this off-grid water paradise. We enjoy the standing board, hikes in the mountains, and swim in the beautiful deep water. Come join the fun and shenanigans as we face some big challenges and hang out with awesome friends!

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We March Together - Patrick Patrikios
Rewind - Ofshine
Scouting - Eveningland
Invisible - Vibe Tracks
Holly Dazed - RKVC
Pisco Sour - Gunnar Olsen
Time's Up - Loopop
Yellow Gold - Rondo Brothers
Love Now - Eveningland

0:31 Leaving our mooring at 5am in the morning
2:27 Sailing as the sun rises
3:20 We almost lose our dinghy
4:02 We make it to Great Barrier Island
4:25 We see a pod of dolphins!
5:30 Finding a beautiful place to anchor at Overlook Cove
7:00 Highlight of the day
9:00 Christmas present exchange on the boat
10:36 Exploring Great Barrier Island!
12:22 Moving to a new anchorage - Stony Bay
12:48 We got a rope stuck in our prop and the engine died!
14:46 Celebrating our last night at Great Barrier Island
15:41 Returning to Mahurangi West
16:49 Live update from Gulf Harbour Marina

Come join my wife and I as we learn to sail and have new sailor experiences on our new Whiting 40. We are a brand new sailing couple, and have fallen in love with the sport. Many sailing lessons have been learned so far as we learn how to become sailors. Our first mate, Pivo, keeps us out of trouble and is also learning along the way.

We are starting our voyage in New Zealand where we have been living for the last 4 years. But we are going zero to cruising because we're from the mountains of Colorado and have zero experience! Our first sail was with the sailing school, Great Escape, up in Opua, New Zealand (home the 2021 America's Cup). We hope our lessons from a beginner sailor will help you also as we set out on a multi-year sailing adventure around the world.

We hope to become a fulltime sailing / cruising family soon, as we love the sailing lifestyle so much! We love traveling, meeting new people, and seeing the world. We hope you come along for the adventure!
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To our friends in Ukraine, Присоединяйтесь к нам в нашем морском приключении! #парусник

Fair winds & calm seas,
Danielle, Conor, & Pivo
SV Satori

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