Ides and Tides
19 March 2012 | Waikawa Bay
15 march 2012
Have decided not to consider becoming emperor today. Fearing retribution from so called friends doubting motives, will avoid all forums and desist from further communication. Besides bespeaking laziness this could save my life.
19 March 2012
To catch up, lived through last several hours traversing Cook Strait with only minor emotional scars. Stiff wind against 3.5 knot current generated heavy wash cycle and negative progress until slower flow was found further off shore. Fortunately darkness prevented full grasp of situation until nearing Tory Channel entrance some hours later. Flood tide then kicked us along at nearly 10 knots. This magnificent progress was accompanied by occasional 30 knot blasts from wind descending surrounding mountains. Arrival Waikawa Bay 1100 was closely followed by unconsciousness until 1600 then partying with various fun folk to celebrate a birthday. Jackie, of Inspiration Lady, is reveling in being, I was led to believe, 39 plus perhaps a few.
Next 3 days included visiting with friends, old and new, haunting wineries near Blenheim and dabbling in boat maintenance.
Left on road trip of South Island Saturday (17th) of which regalement (real word) may possibly ensue in the fullness of time.
"Drama is life with the dull bits cut out." - Alfred Hitchcock