Thursday, August 10, 2017


Bob and Linda of Bright Angel were next to us in Vuda Point, Fiji for a few days and they told us that if we were going to Whangarei, we should consider staying at Riverside Drive Marina rather than Town Basin.   Costs were probably around the same but RDM was decidedly funkier.   Great!   We do funky just fine.     RDM also had a parking lot which was a bonus should we get a car.    At the top of the ramp is the social powerhouse of the covered BBQ area and every Sunday we would get together for a potluck, even on into the winter months.  

                                   Dave of Kismet, me and Wendy of Midnight Sun

                                                 Beth and Ken of Eagle's Wings

                                         Wendy of Midnight Sun and Keith of Sadiqi

                                     Herbert, John of Midnight Sun and Mary of Kismet

                                                   Glenn and Pat of Northern Rose

Wine Tasting Party I hosted.    I bought several bottles of wine while on our South Island driving tour and decided to share them.   Naturally, everyone else brought wine, too.   Needless to say, there was a LOT of wine that night.   Good fun.

                             Jim and Nancy of Second Wind played some bluegrass one night.

                 Jenny of Lady and myself dressed up for the Burlesque night at The Butter Factory.
Richard and Adrienne of Moose who we met in Turkey way back in 2005.    They were doing a big trip to Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica and took a day to come and visit us.