Raid 2016 photo’s courtesy of Baden

A selection of great photos taken during the Raid from the camera of Baden Pascoe.

Day 15 final day and arrival into Auckland

The final day and a 6nm row / sail into the Waitamata harbour to round North Head and stop for a scrumptious lunch at the Devonport Naval Museum before pushing on for the last row of 3nm to Westhaven marina. An outgoing tide of 2 knots making parts of this a tough pull and lack of wind proving too much for the yachts who had to motor or be towed the final stretch.

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Day 13 trip to Rocky bay

Another perfect day for rowing with a fading SW breeze and smooth seas, Leg one was 6nm to Blackpool on Waiheke island with the chance for a refreshing swim or walk to Oneroa shops for an ice cream and views over the Hauraki gulf followed by a short 3nm hop along the Waiheke shoreline to Rocky Bay (Whakanewha ) and our camp for the night.

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Day 12 rest day

Lots of walking reading fishing and generally relaxing at beautiful Motutapu. While some chose to tackle the summit of Rangitoto island others settled for one of the many shorter walks and a keen bunch led by the Scottish ventured out into the bay and proceeded to use the St Ayles skiff for what it was originally intended for… fishing. pleased to say fresh fish was on the BBQ again that night.

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