These are some photographs of a January 2009 cruise to the Bay of Islands, I will add photos over time (it takes forever to upload photos).
The trip took 2 days from Whangarei to the Bay Of Islands against Northerly winds with two other crew members.
I spent about a week in the BOIs with my wife. The return trip took 2 days with yet another crew.
A full account is given on my other blog spot http://www.yachtee.blogspot.com/