The Pirate left yesterday for a visit to family and friends in Sydney, Australia. We saw him off on a NZ airlines "puddlejumper" from Auckland airport.
It was interesting seeing planes landing and comparing it to what you see from the plane's cameras while landing.
We had a walk to the mall in Manakau City while waiting for his flight...got lost a bit, had an interesting walk and saw the nearly total eclipse of the sun by the moon.
He left with the New Moon and returns on the Full Moon. I'm missing him already.
So I'm filling time with getting back to drawing. I used to draw buildings, and Te Aroha has some interesting ones...photography has made it too easy and I must get my eye/brain/hand co-ordination back up to speed!!