New Zealand

Epos gestuur 27 Julie 2009......Auckland

Ons is hier! 'n nuwe land en in die heel ander kant van die aardbol! Die wereld hier in die Auckland omgewing is regtig pragtig en groen. Groen beteken gewoonlik ook mos maar nat, maar ons eerste dag was wolkloos en pragtig!Michael en Amelise het ons vir so kort rytjie gevat die middag, mens, die landskap is mooi en lyk soos Skotland met nou, kronkelende paadjies en netjiese plase.Auckland New Zealand
 
Ons vlug was heel goed. Ons het Saterdag oggend eers die Tour De France en Rugby (Springbokke teen All Blacks) wedstreyd klaar gekyk op TV, en toe met die bus gery na Santiago. Dit moes die afgelope tyd erg gesneeu het, want die berge rondom Santiago was spier wit tot sommer laag en naby die stad. 23:00, Saterdag aand het die vlug begin, en na 11 uur in die lug land ons in Aukland, 3:00 die maandag oggend. Die vlug was heel goed en alles het vlot verloop. Michael het ons by die lughawe kom haal, en na hy en Anelise werk toe is, het ons gaan slaap en eers later die middag verfris opgestaan. Ek het gister aand met Tannie Christa gesels en ons gaan Woensdag na hulle toe vir twee aande. Vrydag is ons weer terug hier in Aukland, en sal die naweek saam met die CMA mense spandeer. Hier is 3 CMA lede wat ek ken van die Kaap! Sien uit om hulle weer te sien.

Ons gaan vandag met Michael se motorfiets 'n rytjie vat. Sal seker vir eers moet konsentreer om weer aan die linkerkant van die pad te ry! Verder moet ons nog die konsep gewoond raak van waar ons onself nou bevind in terme van die wereld tyd. 'n paar dae terug was ons 6 of wat ure na Suid Afrika, en nou is ons 10 ure voor (of so iets)

Email sent 3 August 2009.....Hamilton  and Auckland New Zealand

Had a great week here in Auckland. Michael and Anelise is really spoiling us with the use of their car and bike. We've been south to Hamilton, to visit family Christa and Wayne. They seem to enjoy the life out here, but who would not, as it is so beautiful and neat. They took us on a ride out and showed us the area around Hamilton. New Zealand Ferm
 

This weekend we went out on a ride with the CMA group. Did 350kms or so through some of the nicest bike riding roads I've been on, just lovely.  Now we're heading north of Auckland for the next three or four days to see some more of this lovely country. We've also seen Kiwi at a special institution. They're cute and fluffy. Cant come to New Zealand without seeing the Kiwi, its like visiting South Africa without seeing a Springbok, just not acceptable. This is also a good time to visit New Zealand as a South African, we can walk proud around town thanks to the two glorious victories of the Springboks against the All Blacks in the Tri Nations Series! Next week we're on to Australia, so we hope the Bokke can keep up the pace when they play the Wallabies on their home soil.
 
Friday's meeting and photo slide show went extremely well. We saw four ex-CMA Cape Town members, Andy & Ashly and Boetie & Shantell. They also seem to enjoy it out here and the Lord is blessing them in more ways than one, especially Shantell who is pregnant at the moment after being told by doctors it will not be possible! What do doctors know anyway? Our God is good. I'll type some more when we're back from the north.

Sms sent 3 August 2009.........................Russel
Safely at backpackers in Russel, fantastic weather, stunning scenery....awesome country!

Sms sent 5 August 2009.............Kaitaia
We went to Cape Reinga yesterday, leaving Kaitaia this morning, heading back to Auckland via west coast. Weather great here!

Sms sent 10 August 2009 Auckland New Zealand
At the airport waiting to board the flight to Melbourne Australia.....Have had a fantastic time in New Zealand Praise the Lord.

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