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Code Blue – Hobbiton – Film Location for Hobbit and Lord of the Rings April 30, 2017

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Bridge and Mill* — The first bridge was made of polystyrene foam,
plywood, and scaffolding the second was more permanent materials of there
own bricks so they could make them lighter.

To Code Blue Folks – 30 April 2017

“HOBBITON” From Auckland we went to a holiday park in Cambridge and stayed the 16th of March. This is near Hobbiton. We had tickets the next day on the 17th (Saint Patrick’s Day) for 12:10pm. This is the 1250 acre Alexander sheep farm that was picked by Peter Jackson and crew for The Hobbit and also for Lord of the Rings trilogies near the town of Matamata. The owners of the ranch provide tours of the movie sets that are in the area. 44 Hobbit homes, mill and Green Dragon pub are offered up in this $79 NZD tour. A bus picks you up and takes you to the area. At the end you get a drink at the Green Dragon pub. A guide walks you thru the area and offers up
bits of movie lore.

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Tonga to Opua Sailing Details, Now Whangarei December 7, 2014

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Winery - We went on a free winery tour and had lunch.  Kiwi birds lurk at night in the area and the winery.

We went on a free winery tour and had lunch. Kiwi birds lurk at night in the area and the winery.

Code Blue Folks 12-7-14

Here’s some detailed info on Nuku’alofa, Tonga to Opua, New Zealand

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2013 in review December 30, 2013

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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2012 in review December 30, 2012

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

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Our Location on 12-29-12 about 3pm December 29, 2012

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We’re about 50 miles north of Cabo with 2 or 3 kts of wind from east. Have our asymmetrical up but not doing much. Will motor if no wind in order to make Cabo by morning of 12-30-12.

Steve and Judy
s/v Code Blue

sv Code Blue – Arch and Dodger December 23, 2012

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Arch

Arch

Here’s a recent picture of Judy with the Arch and Dodger 12-22-12 at Ensenada, Baja Naval Marina. A couple of followers were asking about the arch.

They (city of Ensenada) also had a 2nd Annual boat parade on the 22nd. We waited for about an hour, then got hungry. Found out later 14 boats showed up. We saw eight of them after dinner.

Steve

s/v Code Blue – Family Day December 23, 2012

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Code Blue Followers 12-23-12

Family

Family

On Sunday 12-16 my cousins and their family came on board s/v Code Blue and we went for a sail in the bay in San Diego. We got as far as the aircraft carrier USS Midway then winds were getting light so turned around and came back to the dock. Winds were light about 8 kts tops, temps were in the mid 60’s, slight mist for bit.
Deb Deb and Judy at the helm
Cousins Kathy on left, Stephanie, Jackie
Family Judy, Cal, Izzy and Stephanie
IzzyCal Cal and Izzy

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Notes on s/v Victory December 23, 2012

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Code Blue Followers 12-23-12

HighwaterMark

High water Mark

Here’s pictures of s/v Victory with Penn Wallace with the RUDDER. Massive injuries to keel and rudder area. HighwaterMark shows the top of the water with Dawn Tift pointing. Note on Victory picture the temporary gray patching done with a 2 part fast set material. This is the area when the boat fell over on to it’s port side that let in all the massive water and flooded the inside. See write up in last post 12-22-12.

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s/v Code Blue – Ensenada, Mexico and Headed Further South December 22, 2012

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Code Blue Followers: 12-22-12

Hopefully we’re on our way to Mazatlan and other places. Took about 11 hours to motor to Ensenada from San Diego. Winds and seas were very light. Unlike s/v Covenant V that was one day ahead of us. They saw 40 plus Santa Anna winds for some of the way and had to motor all the way also as on the nose when they did get winds. We tried to dial in our rate compass by going in circles 4 times as we left, then tried again. In the end we just left about 1:40 am, arrived here about 12:52 pm.

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s/v Code Blue Leaving San Diego for Ensenada, Mexico December 20, 2012

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Code Blue Followers, 12-20-12

We’re leaving San Diego (SD) tonight for an overnight to Ensenada, Mexico. We arrived in SD on the morning of the 17th of October, so a little over 2 months here. Great weather for the most part and got to see my cousins and their family members.

Special thank you to cousin Deb for letting us use her truck. Even my brother from Tacoma stopped by for a while a few days ago. We accomplished a lot on the boat for projects and such. At the end we found out Jerry King of s/v Mirador a fellow Caliber boat, was in the area with his boat and had dinner with him on Wed. 12-19. He has a website svmirador.net lots of pic of Mexico etc and his boat. Jerry is from Tacoma and plans to drive there on Friday. Wish we would of known about him in the area earlier.

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Fair winds,

Steve and Judy
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