Just returned from a local cruiser’s meet-and-greet put on by the Whangarei chamber of commerce. The local marine businesses pooled marketing resources and persuaded their cruising clients to pay $20 a head for dinner, so they could cross-market even more services to them. A bunch of us cruisers showed up, so maybe we’re none too savvy, or maybe the “includes one drink” was too good an offer to turn down. Met some interesting people with lots of freely offered advice. Hopefully none of them consider this an ideal slip.