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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Staff Treat

Today was a good day. I love starting like that. Blogging has made me realise just how many days are in fact good ones...just about all.

Today was also staff treat day. Janice and I shouted Edita and Debbie to lunch in town followed by a jet boat trip with "Spirit of the River" up the Whanganui River to the "Flying Fox" for afternoon tea. Brent is a talented tour operator, always happy and full of information. The Whanganui river has a great history and was one of the most heavily occupied (by the Maori people) areas in New Zealand before the arrival of Europeans.

Canoes on the Whanganui River.

As none of the ladies had been on a jet boat before, this was a wonderful experience for them and they loved it - and I just love it anyway. The "Flying Fox" offers retreat accommodation and canoeing and is an ideal place to stay for a totally quiet, romantic, peaceful night or two. Unfortunately we had only an hour. The retreat is called the Flying Fox because of the access which is either by Whanganui river or from the road on the other side of the river. If from the road you park your car and take the flying fox over the Wanganui River (no small river).

So today was indeed a good day

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