Sunday, November 16, 2008

How Would You Like To Spend Your Day?




You are given a choice. You can have the day off and either spend it sailing this boat or driving this car. Which would you choose?

8 comments:

Katherine said...

The yacht! And named after a mermaid too! What a darling!

LA Girl :) said...

I would choose whatever one my dad would be steering...

Alden said...

For myself, and it is only my opinion and if someone has an opposite opinion all power to them, but I would choose to go sailing. Why? because I think you should do the things that you love as much as you can - and besides in Northland, every day is a sailing day :-)

Kathryn said...

We don't need to ask what you will be doing, one day, when you don't have to go to teach all those little pupils any more. When you're retired and your time is your own.... sailing, sailing... with the wind blowing through your hair and a big smile on your face, the sun glinting off the beautiful blue water....
Do you think you might sail to Perth? We've got lovely waters here too... :-)

Alden said...

Yes, as I sail on into retirement I will keep on sailing.

We learnt a lot about the sailing conditions when NZ challenged for the Americas Cup in Western Australia way back in the 1980s. I seem to remember something called the 'Fremantle Doctor' which was a very hard onshore wind that developed in the late morning when the land had heated up. It would blow quite strong and made for some exciting sailing.

Will I ever sail to Perth? who knows. It is more on the cards that I will arrive on a motorbike whilst doing some sort of trip. My family and relations are motorbike mad and there may be some sort of trip in Australia at some time in the future.

I have never been to Perth but I have only ever heard good things about it; that it is a really nice place to live and has been improved over the years by all the Kiwis who live there, (including Kiwis born in Wales) :-)

Kathryn said...

Where do you get 'born in Wales' from? :-) I was born in Yorkshire ! And yes, there are lots of Kiwis here.
We love the Fremantle Doctor. In the summer it is what keeps us sane and alive - otherwise we would shrivel up into little burnt offerings.
Motorbikes and yachts, that's a combination that I have heard of before. Still have the wind in your hair (if you dare!) and the speed.
You will love it here, its a great place for both those activities.

Alden said...

Oh dear, what a faux pas. My humble apologies Kathryn. That's just as bad as telling a proud South Islander they were born in Auckland! - the land of the JAFAS.

Of COURSE you were born in Yorkshire I knew that :-)

November 25, 2008 2:04 PM

Kathryn said...

Eee by gum, lad, I'm that glad you've got that reight!