We're in Islington Bay on Rangitoto Island, about 9 miles from Auckland. Because of its proximity to Auckland it's a very popular anchorage and this weekend is no exception. It's a three-day holiday weekend for the Queen's birthday or some such thing and the boaties are out in force. The gale force winds from earlier this week have abated and everyone is out boating. We spent hours yesterday watching what we call "Bay TV". That's what we call it when we sit in the cockpit and watch boats come into the bay and anchor. I don't think there's a square foot of mud & sand under the water that's not plowed by an anchor. The anchorage is chock-a-block. There are well over 100 boats in the bay and they just keep coming.