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_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Marcy home Walvis Bay Angling Club club AFASyn Ushuaia Marcy and crew

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas in NZ

Our daughter, Lisa, arrived at the boat after 36 hours of travel. The next morning we hauled anchor and hopped down the coast to Whangarei. We've been working on the boat, getting our bearings around town and doing errands. We bought a car, which involved an all day trip to Auckland, and are planning the next week of exploring the countryside with Lisa before she heads home. Several of the items Lisa brought with her are already installed on the boat and as the weather improves the boat jobs
will kick into high gear.
Christmas in the middle of summer is a strange feeling but the Kiwis are definitely in the holiday spirit. There were people crowding the downtown streets for last minute gifts and the grocery store was reported to be impassable yesterday. Luckily we avoided the crush at the grocery store!
We're thinking of family and friends and hoping everyone has a great holiday. As today is Christmas here we'll be opening our gifts from home and having a "traditional" veggie quiche and lamb shank holiday feast.
Have a great holiday season!

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