Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Surf's up!


We've had a busy week again, lots getting done to have us leave NZ soon! Provisions are mostly stocked......... scrub bottom and diesel are all that are left - we are doing the odd jobs while we wait for Graeme. Still have some stowing to do, but that will come. We have had the boat plugged into the dock (borrowed a trasformer from Meridian) for the last 24 hrs. so we could get a real good charge and eaualize the batteries. It has been great ! I have hot water from the tap
( that is a treat , has been a long time to have that, we normally boil the water in the kettle) so lots of showers on board today - and everyone has had their fill of the computer. the kids were allowed to play on line for over an hour each!! ( more like 2) - we give the tranformer back later today, but we have used the power well! for info- its 220v here and we are 110v that's why we need the transformer
We are getting anxious to leave, I miss being anchored out - and at the same time will miss all our wonderful friends who are continuing on to Fiji, ect.! we have a great bunch of cruisers out here.

Kyle and I went with our neighbors on Hanna , to the beach at 6:30am, yes that's correct 6:30 am- its cold at that time and dark , anyway I went swimming in the ocean and Kyle did some surfing! the water is warmer than the air and it was beautiful , what a way to start the day.
Why am I up so early? was I crazy?! NOpe- it was a great swim and loved the sunrise!!
Surfs up and the boys are out there! Kyle and Steve ( From Hanna)
sunrise at Sandy Beach , not far from Whangarei
the surfer boy! Kyles 2nd time out in the waves learning how to surf
Me ,my kids and the Malachi girsl went for a hike to find a cave with glowworms, found the cave and only 4 glow worms , but lots of wetas ( these are very big!! huge bugs) and we girls ran out of the cave. Kyle thinks we are a bunch of " Wooses" ya well, blah to you Kyle -haha
the cave - we think its an old mining cave. Kyle checked out all the chambers, it doesn't go in to far , very dark!
the hikers, Emma was not to thrilled , think there has been too many late nights!
yep , that's teenagers for you!! Nice faces, eh! have been a lot of birthdays happening!!
Grant ( wind dancer) 13th Birthday! kids all had fun

1 comment:

ovive said...

Nice to see you are almost ready to go. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH......The kids just came back from swimming in the James bond movie cave in Staniel Cay, it is just warm enough for a quick swimm. Let us know when you are ready to go. A Bientot....Nathalie

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