Labor weekend

It’s NZ Labor Day tomorrow, the start of summer for many.

We went out to Rakino Island on Tom’s boat for a picnic and a swim. The harbour was kinda crowded and choppy, but once we got into the shelter of the bay it was glassy smooth. We joined another work colleague and then another, and had a grand day.

And then on the way back we got an amazing exhibition from the new NZ America’s Cup yacht who was out for a practice session. I’d never seen one of those boats up on the foils before. Wow. The two team support boats and massive police launch ensured we stayed well clear when the yacht was running at speed, but when she pulled up for a crew change we got a little closer.

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