Friday, February 18, 2011

Where the Maori spirits leave New Zealand

A day at sea – the first of a few before we reach Sydney. Left Auckland – on the East coast of the North Island of New Zealand and sailed Northish along the coast until we reached the most North-East point (abeam of North Cape) then started sailing due West. At this point we were sailing along the most northern coast of New Zealand a coast from which the Maoris believed their spirits left the island.

Only a few things to report – of course lunch was one of them – a dolce vita extravaganza luncheon buffet was the description. Lovely antipasti, the gentleman with a parma ham (on shabbas) beautiful fruit and lovely cake. I gained scorn and many derogatory comments for the fact I announced a two meal fast – breakfast and lunch – its all just too much. I am now ready for dinner big time.

David led his choir through a 40min repertoire today. It was great – they did a fantastic job. The lounge was packed. Applause was huge. Sadly I lost the photos Merle took – the memory card wont load in the reader. Blast it!!!! I must have messed up the card somehow. We do have a bigger n better backup – fear not

Gotta go for dinner – then movies tonight. Penn State beat Minnesota in mens BB tonight – they are 7:7 and middle of the Big Ten. Miracles do happen!!!


  1. George would've done just about anything for that antipasto that you passed up :)

  2. So that's what happened to big bird