With family still staying we all went out and about today. In Tauranga there is the annual Jazz Festival on so the city was packed. Folk sitting outside listening everywhere. The weather today was overcast but that didn't seem to matter. The main reason we went into the city was to look at an amazing New Zealand built vessel, the earthrace; which is powered by Biofuel or Biodiesel. It intends to travel 24,000 nautical miles around the world, and break the existing record. To find out more go to their website www.earthrace.net .
I took some photos but as it was up against the wharf they are partly obscured, but they show the general idea.
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga since 1978, where my husband ( R ) and I own a small orchard where we grow Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many other fruit, nuts and vegetables. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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