Glenn Tipton of “Judas Priest” on Cool Change

We recently had the privilege of meeting the legendary Glenn Tipton and his lovely family who joined us for a relaxing week of sailing and fishing north of the Bay of Islands. He is not at all how we imagined a Heavy Metal rockstar   to be although admittedly we had no experience to go on.

He is the nicest guy just wanting to hang out in beautiful surroundings and try his hand at fishing in New Zealand for our delicious snapper.

We were able to introduce him to our fabulous Northland coastline and explore the pristine waters of the Karikari Peninsular before sailing south to Whangaroa Harbour where we enjoyed New Years Eve together at Kingfish Lodge.

At the Cavalli Islands  the family was able to sample paua (abalone) crayfish and scallops before sailing back to the Bay of Islands. The evenings were a hoot with numerous hilarious games being played by all bringing to mind the saying about “ those that play together stay together”.

Thank you Glenn for a wonderful week. We look forward to meeting you all again !

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