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Hello all from the middle of New Zealand and Aus!
Yes we have just reached another time zone and as of now are a full eleven hours ahead of you all back in South Africa.
It’s almost freakish to think that we’re a full day ahead now. Alas that’s one tough thing to think about when you are on a lazy cruise ship, it’s far too much effort.
You may have noticed by now that my emails are a little delayed. That’s s because I type them a day or two in advance so as to save time on bandwidth on the ship. Internet is almost as expensive as the food. And today I threw R200 trying unsuccessfully to email you and do my fantasy football side. It was so slow that I gave up in the end.
When I last emailed I talked about the Aus lifestyle and how boring and controlled Sydney was…well I stand corrected, because compared to Melbourne Sydney is amazing. Maybe it was just that it was boxing day and the public holiday was cramping the mood? But the city was really asleep.
We decided not to spend 30 Aus Dollars each on tram tickets each and took a nice 5km walk from the harbour to the centre of town in the morning . Caryn and I then split up from the rest of the Trimm/Upton crew as they went off to tour the Aussie open tennis courts.
Instead, Caryn and I wandered around the town looking for a nice coffee shop which ended up being from the top of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. It was a great view and gave a whole panoramic of the cities profile and can’t wait to show my photos of them!
After that we ambled along back to our ship and totalled a decent 12km walk around town.
Today, being our first day onward to New Zealand and at sea, we did as little as possible. We watched some T.V ate some food at the all-you-can-eat buffets and then read from the book.
The weather although partly cloudy and warm in sunlight has a wicked chill in the wind so no swimming for us or Sun tanning, not that I need it my lobster skin is still recovering. Tomorrow is looking like the weather will be the same so an extended gym session is on the cards.