Still haven't got the photos up of the continuing
flat renovations but will soon, just a quick update, I'm playing letting agent
at the moment , vetting prospective tenants, its quite a system here, they have
it well organised as far as researching, its all held on a national data base
which once you have joined allows access to all sorts of things, credit debt,
tenancy records ect, its a much better sys than we experienced in the UK with no
formal layout to the whole thing its a lesson the UK could learn on that front
Another event is I have joined the coast
guard, for the past two visits we have been out on an old Waverly class ex RNLI
vessel, good sea boat but due to her age she is being retired and a new RIB type
vessel is replacing her some time soon, the unit is based on the other side of
Wellington , a place called Mana , it covers the North Island part of the Cook
strait, you can see over to the South Island on a good day ! its a bit like the
channel as far as weather goes and when those Southerly blow it straight up from
Antarctica and out of the roaring forties, I haven't been out in a rough one yet
but am looking forward to it !
The real buzz will be scooting over the bar to get
out, she draws 1.2m and the bar at high water is at 1.5m , luckily we have Mana
Island as a lee in a southerly blow but I imagine the swell must creep round in
a big one .
As the weather warms so the short will be
extracted from the draw, they have had two outings so far .. we are off up to
the Bay to get the boat ready for the summer visitors on the 20th of November so
it will be all the warm weather gear out as the temp is some 4 deg or more
warmer there .
That's all for now folks, photos to follow .....