The weekend weather still has to be reported, but we are flying flags at half-mast, and mourning the loss of a great man. His beloved Poor Knights have a NW 15 with a gusty 25 at lunchtime, easing back to 15 in the afternoon. Sunday is 5 knots variable.
A great navigator and ocean champion has left our shores in his waka for the next leg of his journey.
He leaves a massive legacy for our beloved ocean, and the lessons he taught about the sentient beings in our seas have impacted generations.
Like a rock thrown in a pond, the ripples of you leaving will be felt by many.
Travel well old friend, your legacy will live on, and your name will always be spoken on these shores.
Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tō huarahi.
May peace be widespread, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and may the shimmer of light guide you on your way.