So instead of Facebook I shall occasionally do a type of diary letting the interested know what we are doing while tied to the marina.
We are surprised wwhen looking at the calendar to find we have only been back for one month....so much has happened...so many things done and people visited.
We celebrated Tayla and Kendras Fourth Birthday.......three times.....once on the actual day, a few days later we went out for dinner to celebrate the birthday and then a week later the official party...with small children guests and birthday cake.
We went on a long bike ride into the back blocks with the family, and another ride along the riverbank......we enjoyed catching up with special friends over a lovely BBQ meal and and we have busy doing renovations in our house in Wellington !!!! This is all in a good cause, it will help with the cruising kitty.
Brian has been busy attacking the surface rust inside CHARIOTEER which meant all cupboards and other elusive storage areas were emptied into the main cabin.....and CHARIOTEER smelt like a paint factory.
And then I asked if for my birthday on Sunday we could take the family for a day sail and a BBQ on the harbour....so things have been restored to storage areas and CHARIOTEER is all ready to set sail tomorrow morning.
I am hoping for calm, warm weather. Tayla and Kendra have never sailed before and we want them to enjoy the day...and it is very hard to hold a hot sausage when the boats on a lean :)
All of New Zealand is waiting for summer to arrive......but the sun is shy whereas the wind is not......oh well hugs with grand daughters kind of make up for it.
NEW ZEALAND...you just gotta love the clean air ...even if the wind cuts right through you :)