New Zealand's Island of Wine
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Owner: Gone with the Wynns

New Zealand's Island of Wine

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Location: Oneroa Bay, Waiheke Island. Auckland
Latitude: -36.78000000
Longitude: 175.01000000
Published: 3 Apr 2022

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My fingernails are peeling off in layers, sort of like an onion, and together with the caulk residue, it looks like the remnants of a french manicure gone bad.  I also managed to bash my pinky toe on the last batten just before we slid it into the mainsail.  I will no doubt lose that toenail.

And then there is Jason's thumb, which had an altercation with a razor blade.  It's the lingering physical evidence of the last three weeks of boat projects.  Clearly, this round was particularly harsh on the extremities.

These two sailors are parched and our bodies and minds are in need of a little R&R.  So, we set sail for the Isle of Wine.

It's been called the Martha's Vineyard of New Zealand, the honeymoon destination and the Aucklanders escape from the city.   It's the country's 11th largest island but the second-most densely populated at a whopping 7,689.

It is none other than the island of Waiheke.

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WE’RE JASON AND NIKKI WYNN. A couple of modern-day documentarians, perpetual travelers, and seekers of tall tales.

We’ve been chasing our curiosity around the world on wheels and keels since 2011. Why? Because curiosity is the key to unlocking life. It pushes us outside our comfort zone, softens our assumptions, and helps us embrace the great unknown. The more we let our curiosity lead the way, the more we discover about ourselves and the world around us.

Our home is also our transportation and we spend weeks away from civilization and sometimes land. Self-reliance and living a sustainable lifestyle are a must. It's all about managing our resources and we’re always looking for new and better ways to do so.

We've lived off the grid for over 10 years now in everything from a Van to RV to a Sailboat. And over time we have learned a lot about renewable energy, creating safe drinking water, and managing our waste.

Our journey is ever-evolving but the mission remains the same: #CultivateCuriosity

Timestamps if you like to Jump Around:

00:00 Wine Down from Boat Repairs in Waiheke
00:49 Tiny Electric Bikes on a Sail Boat
02:15 Oneroa Beach Landing
03:02 Sculpture Hike Waiheke
07:06 AMAZING MOON & Strip Tease
08:00 Good Music is the Key (Artlist)
09:16 Must Drink Wine Before We Get Kicked Out
10:30 Mudbrick Vineyards & Wine Tasting
13:08 Winery Walkabout
14:18 Fancy Foraged Dinner Splurge
17:01 Uh Oh! Anchorage is Empty

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