New Zealand here we come

Our time in Australia is rapidly coming to its conclusion. It was most enjoyable. Things I liked about Australia (in no particular order), the climate, the food, the people, and the mostly relaxed attitude to life. Things I didn’t like about Australia, the climate (I’m sorry, but I’m just not made to deal with 40+ degree heat even with the sea in close proximity), cockroaches, mozzies, sharks, stingers, spiders & snakes(the lethal ones), other than that, it’s a cracking place.

Last night it was quite amazing to watch the weather change completely as the “southerly” hit. The temperature dropped from 40+ to about 20+ degrees in a matter of 2-3 hours. Quite amazing. It cooled enough so the decision was made to have a ‘barbie'(yippie!).

Thanks to the Gibbons family, who made us feel most welcome and many thanks to our hosts for the last week, David and Nuala. Where we were able to re-charge the batteries and relax.

We’re sitting at departure gate 25, where Samsung have kindly provided free Internet Kiosks (Aer Rianta take note). It’s time now to return to my book for another few hours reading. It is looking doubtful if I’ll get it finished before getting home.

Ciao for now.