I am surprised how little this port has changed in the 6 years since we were here in Tainui. There is a new opera house, the river is lined with the same rusty tugs and fishing boats. Apart from a few yachts the berthing wharf is as it was then. But we spent a splendid evening in the cockpit of Wolfgang’s fine 80′ sloop Mulligan. For reasons which do not need elaboration, Miss Perfect needed assistance getting back to Blue Dove that night.