Monday, September 28, 2015

A beautiful day in the city

Wow, what stunning weather Auckland had this weekend! How appropriate that its the start of daylight savings, and it feels like summer is here - just when we are about to leave NZ for all of October. I'm very much ready to have a nice long break away from work. It's been pretty rough this year with the project I've been working on, and I'm glad we've delivered the solution and I'm now finally able to get some decent vacation time with my family.

We needed to check the boat today to make sure it's all secure while we are away. Jef dropped Kien and I off at the start of Westhaven Drive and we enjoyed the beautiful sunshine as we made our way along the promenade.

It wasn't long before we were on the boat and Kien was talking excitedly about taking Cariere out this summer and kayaking around. It's been a while since we've been out and anchored in a bay somewhere.

Yesterday we were in Otahuhu and stopped into one of those cheap Chinese stores and picked up a bargain of a toy for a few dollars. Last night Kien had a bath with his submarine, and today we took it out and launched it at the marina.

The thing with cheap bargain toys The motor that attaches to the bottom of the sub isn't that secure, and Jef warned Kien about that. So what happened? Jef was picking the submarine out of the water and next minute...plop...bye bye motor. Oh the tears that ensued.

A quick drive to get another submarine from the same store, and we were home with a boy in a paddling pool in an ill fitting wetsuit.

A fabulous day in the city.


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