Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Made it....

So, the theory was that a 14 hour direct flight YVR-AKL in economy would surely not be full and was, therefore, manageable. Double HAH!

However, have now viewed both Lion and La La Land and am hoping a few more good ones will still be on the list for the return but that is then.

The Dangerous Brothers were at the gate in full DB gear and advised that I could "get over being tired as it was a new day with Things to Do!" So relieved to find nothing changed there!

Was given yesterday to acclimate (and ride on the most amazing train ever - goggle Driving Creek Railway) and this afternoon find myself in new friends' lounge with a selection of just-picked-off-their-trees citrus in my tum and a view of several different kinds of palm trees flittering in the wind. There is a clear blue sky and wine chilling for our dinner of fresh "he was in the pasture last week" lamb.  I am in shorts, t-shirt, and bare feet.

Tomorrow is either bike sorting (long story with lots of DrahMah, currently using a car the inside of which looked as if it had been used as the local hazmat dump.  TP wields an excellent vacuum cleaner and fury proved useful for beating filth out of car mats) or camping on a bach site (yes, autocorrect, "bach" short for bachelor/baching ) up the coast on our way to kauri forests. We will head to 90 Mile Beach (really more like 90km but I'm not measuring with a stick), Cape Reinga, and Waitangi followed by classic bike racing on the weekend (watching not riding).  I was promised I wouldn't be bored!  So far so good.

Still breathing.

ps: did I mention shorts, t-shirt and bare feet???

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