Homeward bound

A good northerly on the quarter makes for easy running home. Point the bow south-west, and follow the Kermadec Ridge for a thousand miles towards the blue horizon.

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Some days the light will be sharp and the conditions benign, other times the boat will be a rollercoaster careening on the edge of control.

Six hundred nautical miles from the mainland is far enough to protect the Kermadecs from the ravages of most fishing, invasive species and pollution. And it makes the prospect of prospecting less likely too… But it’s not far enough to escape the reach of climate change which threatens to change the chemistry of the ocean itself. Our decisions over the next 10 years will determine the fate of these islands forever.

Episodes From This Location

Homeward bound

1 minute / 2019

Lions’ den

1 minute / 2019

Foreigners

1 minute / 2019

The thin green line

1 minute / 2019

Ride the mule

1 minute / 2019

Scooter with kingis

1 minute / 2019

Kiwi coral

1 minute / 2019

The epicentre

1 minute / 2019

Welcome to Sharkland

1 minute / 2019

The last roost

1 minute / 2019