Monday, April 6, 2009

Fuel time in Whangarei - almost ready to leave NZ

Eiton,Kyle, Jocelyn, Maya, Jenny and Jaryd! ( Tin Soldier came back to the dock yesterday afternoon!)
the boys filling 'er up! This be Malachi first

Well we fueled up! took almost 1000 ltrs of fuel . Malachi rafted to us on the fishermans dock and also fueled up. We are ready to leave ( except for stowing a few more things) Lots more goodbyes! as the kids newest friend Eiton leaves tomorrow for the states. Tonight is their last night together cause we leave so very early in the morning to pick up Graeme from the airport! His plane lands at 5:45 am ( this means we leave at 2:30 am - oh my!!) We are excited! Have been watching the weather and it looks like Saturday is the big day - of course that could change! Seems to be a few systems coming through. But have the paperwork already to go . Had to send in our Advanced Departure Notice ( this is required at least 72 hrs before we leave) which was strange to do seeing as Graeme is listed as leaving before he even arrives!!!! of course we added a little foot note saying that he was arriving April 7 - You wouldn't believe the amount of forms we have to fill in just to leave!! hand is getting a cramp.
Last night we went over to Wesley and Jacqui's for a farewell "snag" BBQ ( prize if you can figure out what a snag is!) -we had a lovely time , they are wonderful people and feel like family! they surprised us with all kinds of gifts! what a treat!! Will miss them for sure - hoping to get one more visit in before we leave!
After that we had another wonderful treat......... our cruising friends on Destiny popped in from Opua for dinner and saw us here. so we got a quick visit and hugs in!! so good to see them. May get a chance to see them just before we leave. who knows!
Sure gonna miss all the cruisers we have met that are continuing onto Fiji -

Until tomorrow this is the original Orca III crew signing off - after that we be 6!!

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snags = sausages

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Anne

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