Sunday, 5 April 2015

Volvo Ocean Race - Auckland Visit

Life has been busy onboard with boat maintenance and home schooling but ... Still time to get out and play a bit.  The Volvo Ocean Race was in town in Auckland so we headed down for a visit combined with a chance to visit my cousin Caroline and her husband, Jamie, and some boat logistics.

No, alas they wouldn't take us out sailing in the big boats ...
But the kids got to helm the simulator ...
and take out the Toppers with a sailing coach

and try the grinding
and try the bunks in the mock up.
Victoria checking out the boat of her favourite team  - SCA

Pretty cool for fans of lego and boats - the SCA boat in lego !!
Their boats on the hard just like Fluenta at that time - but with a bigger support team.

Great quote

Thinking we need a pedestal onboard Fluenta
Volvo of course makes other things - Liz driving the excavator

Benjamin wishing he could drive the Volvo truck

Picture perfect Auckland.
And we finally caught up with Carol and Livia from Estrellita 5.10b.  Carol and I worked together at 443 (MH) squadron and they left to go cruising a few years ahead of us.
And a late departure from Auckland as stopping by to visit our friends on SV Nirvana resulted in a a few drinks and then dinner with this as the backdrop.

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