Nanea is anchored in Oneroa Bay of Waiheke Island just half an hour ferry ride from Auckland. Oneroa looks cozy little summer town with plenty of restaurants, shops, library and beach showers. Jussi has been in a flu, but hopefully tomorrow morning we shall start the regular swimming trips.

Today the bay is full of Auckland yachties. It will be interesting to see how the New Year is welcomed in this sunny environment. We will watch the rockets from the deck of Nanea. Currently the setting is far from what we are used to on New Years Eve in Suomusjärvi.

As we are almost on the date line we have only four hours to midnight. If we manage to taste wines moderately we will post pictures from new decade here about 12 hours before the year changes in Finland.´

Otso`s ecological solar panel radio is playing music for our New years Eve Party.


Elmo is trying to stay awake while watching the fireworks.