Yes we are on the move again at long last. Tonight we are tied up to the Guest Warf at the Whitianga Marina on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula. A lovely spot. Last night we anchored in Jacksons Bay right at the top of the Peninsula after a day’s motoring from Auckland in dead calm seas without a breath of wind and with the sun out all the way. It was much the same today. I was able to set up my deck chair on the forward deck and take in my surroundings. It was absolutely beautiful watching the sea birds working the schools of fish – and yes I had my line out again but no luck. We really do have quite a majestic coastline when you can view it from where I was sitting!! We only got the sails up for a run in, in the last hour. Tomorrow we have people to take out for a test sail so hope we have some wind.
Terry and Donna thanks so much for your email. Great to hear all your news. Don’t think we will be in Tampa by 2010 as there is too much to see along the way. Maybe you will have to find us on your way home and come and have a holiday at the end of your contract with us in some exotic location. Dad is fine but he did give us a bit of a fright just before we left to go to the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show and John called us all down to Napier as he was in hospital. But with a blood transfusion he is back in top condition again. Actually I think he just wanted to see us all again!!
Alma and Mac. Thanks for your note. Mac you must be in top form again with your new hip. Great. We will be coming to visit you again sometime when we get back to that part of the world. Maybe you should think about joining us for a holiday!!
Jane. Thanks for your note. We WILL catch up again one of these days.
Vivienne and Michael thanks for all your news. Brigitte may be in Christchurch when you come over. We will work something out and try to catch up. Take good care of each other.
OK will keep you posted once we are on the move again.
Take care one and all
Lots of love
Ann and Alec