NZ Land Logs 49, Year 2: Easter Sunday
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2007
Weather Today: Mostly Sunny, Temps in the Upper 60’s
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand

The big news here is the very deep low weather system that is approaching. This will mean high winds and rain, and probably lower temperatures. We don’t have many details yet, but what we hear from other cruisers makes this upcoming week sounds not so appealing weatherwise. That’s a bummer from the standpoint of getting boat work done, but we are not in a huge rush, so we will just work on indoor activities until the weather passes. Others that were planning to leave for Australia this week might be delayed a few days, but by weeks end we should be back to normal.

Today Mark finished sanding the waterline while I did a lot of cooking for tonight’s Sunday night cruiser barbeque. Tom and Bette Lee of Quantum Leap came over to join us for dinner and we had a delightful evening talking with everyone. Earlier in the day I called my sister and brother and had a great conversation with many family members. Everyone was at my niece Jennifer’s home in North Carolina for a pre-Easter dinner, so I got to talk with everyone at one time. Today was Easter Sunday here but Saturday back in the US. Tomorrow is Monday here, but we will talk with Mark’s family tomorrow afternoon (8 am here) and Heather, Jed, and Sam tomorrow evening (11 am here) on Easter Sunday in the US.

Tomorrow’s boat work will be painting the newly sanded area with epoxy. We had hoped to get one coat on today, but it was just too late in the afternoon when the sanding was completed to forge ahead with another job. No worries. We have time and have adjusted to living on the hard. This time next week we will probably be close to finishing up, but until then we will just continue to work when the weather permits and make progress when we can.

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