Well folks, my spell down here ends in less than 2 days then it's back to the "World" a bit of prep on the boat then off for 6 months or so around NZ.
My contact on this forum will be necessarily limited during this time but I will still consider myself very much part of the community here. The advice and encouragement I have received here will add immeasurably to mine & Sue's experiences and we thank you for that.
Once I am forced to rejoin the real world of employment
I will again have a chance to contribute here and who knows, I might even be in the position of being able to offer sailing advice to the newbies that continue to flock to this site.
I've passed a link for cruisersforum to a guy down here who has just bought a project
boat and encouraged him to join up. Might even be able to start a tradition of ice people on here, you never know.
To the ones I'll be catching up with in NZ, see ya soon and to the rest, see ya when we cross wakes.
The deviant one.