Sunday, April 29, 2012

Making the Most of Our Moments with New Friends

 Lucky and  happy to hand over our dear Corona car to new cruising friends Bruce and Jody.
 Great evening out with Beth and Ken from s/v Eagles Wings. While anchored out in the Nook with them,
 we were picked up and taken to Eagles Wings for a very special, scientific project of wine-tasting. Very fun
 Celebrating ANZAC Day dawn parade with Tony and Nicki was very special.
 Walking with Joanie, Julia and Henry, going to the fresh Saturday market was such a delight. We will miss them as they head out for Asia. Who knows......we just may catch up with them again !
We have spent these last weeks working hard to finally get dear Sidewinder ready to go, but have also spent time with our new friends who will always be special to us. I am grateful for special evenings with engaging conversations, a night bike-ride and wonderful yoga sessions at Sharon's home, a gourmet breakfast on Migration,  wine-tasting on Eagles Wings, a walk with Tony and Nicki  into town before dawn to see the ANZAC parade/memorial for New Zealanders who fought in past wars, early morning walks to the Saturday market with the Pickles'crew, happy hours with the Dockland 5 locals, and so much more......and it is because of these wonderful people who have made the experiences meaningful.   We are sad to leave those behind who live here, since we are not sure we will be back, and we will keep them in our hearts forever. We are fortunate that some of these friends are also cruisers and we look forward  to seeing them again in the near future. New Zealand has been a wonderful experience!  Onward to the next  :)  Love to all, Suzi

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