Well it is that time of year again when we send out our Best Wishers to you all for a Very Happy Christmas, and a Safe And Prosperous New Year. Where ever you are, do enjoy this season and take care. Thank you all who have kept in touch with us over the year and passed on your news to us. It is always fun and interesting to hear what others are up to.
The Commander and I are down in New Zealand for the festive season having left SHAMAL out on the hard in a marina in Guatemala. The main reason for this trip was so I could sign up for our New Zealand pension. One has to be in the country to do so. Thanks to all the hard work done by our Shore Manager – son Murray, the process went smoothly. So, that will help with our budget for this next season. We will be spending Christmas Day with Alec’s side of the family, and then New Year with my brother John and his wife Noelene in the city of Napier – about a five hour drive from us.