Our host welcomed us, we did a walk through of the boat, he took us to lunch and he sailed off leaving us his car for several days! Two weeks later we came back, he helped us provision and we sailed away for nearly 3 weeks...
Every now and then we texted an image of something we were passing. or an anchorage, and usually had an instant response identifying with our travels. Always enthusiastic and supportive!
On a day when a front hit us early and more intensively than forecast, I texted that we were wet and tired but safely anchored. The response
"The weather in Aukland was miserable today, I wondered how you guys were getting on"!
A wonderful experience, a new friend and hopefully a trip to Canada for them one day soon.