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Old 13-03-2009, 19:42   #1
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Hello fellow cruisers,

We're a family of four from Vancouver, BC who have been cruising offshore now for 20 months. We are currently in New Zealand with plans to depart for Vancouver early April 2009 aboard our Tayana 48.

Marg, Jay, Jocelyn & Jenny
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Old 13-03-2009, 20:19   #2
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Aloha Malachi from a Canuck in Hawaii. Welcome to the forum. Have a safe passage. Hopefully with the economy, you have something to come back home to.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"
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Old 14-03-2009, 04:02   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard M tripple J.
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Old 15-03-2009, 03:21   #4
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G'Day Guys,

Welcome and good luck with the cruise home.

But whilst the Kiwis can nick the Americas Cup as well as the Bleddesloe one with the oval ball, they can't nick the nick names.

Downunder is I am afraid, not kiwiland.

It is that big warm golden land to their north west that a huge percentage of kiwis look upon with awe and respect...........or did I perhaps mistake the facial expression?

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Old 15-03-2009, 07:04   #5
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Was chatting on Skype with the kids in Auckland yesterday. Grand-daughter (2) in a summer dress, mom in jeans and t-shirt.... and here it was 8C. But sunny, very sunny.

Hope you're enjoying that antipodean summer. Oh, and welcome aboard.

(Our long-term plans -- as much as one can have plans these days -- include living aboard in Auckland (or somewhere like that) for the Kiwi summer and then coming home for summer here. Any info on living aboard in NZ would be appreciated, especially from the Canuck point of view.)

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Aloha Malachi,
Welcome aboard from an island "up over." Good to have you posting here.
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