CELEBRATING OUR WINS in WHITIA [...]
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Owner: Sailing Pivo

CELEBRATING OUR WINS in WHITIANGA, NZ: Sea Caves, Breweries & Hiking

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Location: Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve
Latitude: -36.83000000
Longitude: 175.79000000
Published: 31 May 2021

In this episode, we sail to the town of Whitianga on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. We were excited to sail to Whitianga because it has numerous attractions to offer, including Cathedral Cove (featured in the Chronicles of Narnia), Big Bay's Blowhole, Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Brewing Company, and numerous other attractions.

At a cheap $7nzd round trip pp, we take the ferry across to Whitianga town for the day to explore. However, its the next day's 12km hike to Coromandel Brewing Company that we are looking forward to most. We don't stop at Cathedral Cove though, as it's not dog friendly.

The next day, we meet up with fellow YouTube Channel, Sailing Seahawk: www.youtube.com/sailingseahawk Ralph and Mac are fantastic, and we end up helping them get into the marina, which was great practice for us! The 40 minute dinghy ride back to our boat in the dark is a bit intimidating though.

The next day, its time to leave Whitianga. Little do we know that the next 5 days will be the most challenging of our sailing experience to date.

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TIMESTAMPS
0:00 Celebrating successes is good for your mental health
2:54 Heading into Whitianga to explore
3:28 Taking the ferry across to Whitianga
3:50 Background information on Whitianga: Cathedral Cove (featured in Chronicles of Narnia), Big Bays Blow Hole, Hot Water Beach.
5:29 Hiking 12 km to Coromandel Brewing Company
7:08 We visit Cathedral Cove Macadamia Orchard (www.cathedralcovemacadamias.co.nz)
8:13 Cows in New Zealand are crazy
10:25 We make it to Hahei Beach and Coromandel Brewing Company (The Pour House Brewbar)
14:04 We discover a sea cave near Cook's Beach
15:14 We meet up with Ralph and Mac on the 1987 Moody 37
(His YouTube Channel here: www.youtube.com/sailingseahawk)
21:25 Taking the dinghy back to the boat in the dark
23:11 Time to leave Whitianga & preview of next episode
23:50 Thank you to our awesome Patreons who have stepped up to support the project!

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ABOUT US
Come join my wife, dog, and I as we learn to sail and have new sailor experiences on our New Zealand made 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 are a fulltime sailing / cruising family. 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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Danielle, Conor, & Pivo
SV Satori

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