Kiwi author Bruce Ansley and his brother Craig sailed from Picton to Auckland, circumnavigating the North Island, on Craig’s yacht The Crocus, NZ Herald reports. In his book Wild Journeys, released in paperback this month, Bruce recounts their journey. “Small-boat voyages are the stuff of dreams, of sailing blue seas with one hand on the tiller and the other clutching a tall drink, one eye on the horizon and the other seeing palm trees beyond. I’ve yet to have one like that…” © Abridged extract from Wild Journeys by Bruce Ansley published by HarperCollins New Zealand.

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