Penny arrives and brings the rain

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Thu 17 Mar 2016 22:32

I met Penny at Auckland airport early on wednesday morning  . As  she arrived we had the first rain here for weeks and it continues on and off . Even  so it is warm rain . She is walking well and able to exercise around the parkland surrounding the marina . Yesterday Sue Dunlop Christie  , mother of James came for tea . She sail with us during the season especially the passage to Tonga/Fiji and New Caledonia to NZ at the end of the season .  Boat prep continues apace . Most things are ready and the new blocks which Penny carried with her from England fit .