When the team went to launch Chinook off the Takapuna boat ramp at 07:00 this morning, the thick fog that had settled in over the greater Auckland region had still not cleared.
The fog would prove to be problematic for the remainder of the morning, but with Howard Bennett as our captain we were able to safely make the trip over to Rangitoto Island. A total of eight bach sites were looked at in the vicinity of Beacon End (McKenzie Bay), with one of those sites possessing a timber that could potentially be from a ship.
The fog cleared in the late afternoon—making it possible to stay on the island a bit later and trek over to White’s Beach to get our data for the eighth and final bach in the bay.
The team was all aboard Chinook again by 17:00. What started off as a potentially unproductive day turned into quite a successful one! /VS