Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Bold Spirit in the sunset. We were within VHF range for 7 out of the 10 days so we had someone to talk to and they could report our position to the Ham net we were following.

Sunset near the Tropic of Capricorn

Repairing the radar, notice the fishing tape around my arm. I must have shoved that thing up and down the mast about 10 times before it finally worked.

My morning walking buddies.

Hilly, hilly New Zealand.

Saturday afternoon saling for the juniors at the Opua Crusing Club. They take their sailing seriously.

We went to a Santa Clause parade in Kawakawa about 20 minutes away. This train is a big tourist attraction.

Santa New Zealand style.

We bought a little car to get us around. It is a Daihatsu, a Japanese car and it is called an Applause. It is a 1995 and it has 200,050 km on it, but it seems in pretty good shape. We only paid $1000 NZ Dollars which we figure is about $750 Canadian, a pretty good deal I figure. And yes I am sitting on the correct side of the car. Whenever I am driving I have to think, outside shoulder to the middle of the road, so far it has worked, but sometimes I really have to think about it!!!