Today was the final race for America’s Cup.
Oracle Team USA won, but to all of us in New Zealand, Dean Barker, Ray Davies, your team, and all the Team New Zealand members, you are truly the winners. You raced so well, with races snatched from you, winds too light, winds too strong, and the expertise, technology and financial backing given to Oracle was all to their advantage.
These words from Dean Barker, before the Cup was presented to Oracle skipper James Spithill.
“ Firstly, I would like to thank the city of San Francisco for putting on what’s been the most amazing event, and for being such fantastic hosts.
You’ve made the team feel incredibly welcome here, and we are very thankful for that.
To Oracle, Amazing.”
Dean went on to thank all the team, the support crew, families and friends, and us back here for support throughout the whole campaign.
We look forward to greeting you all on your return to NZ, a huge welcome is waiting .
I, too, and on behalf of all in New Zealand, give many thanks to the San Francisco community, for the hospitality so generously given to our New Zealand team, this has been continued for many months, and like so many here, we wished we would be able to reciprocate.Thank you all…
Our lives continue at slow pace, Hugh is in much pain, waiting to se an orthopod, meantime on tablets,(lots!!) , on crutches ( the walking stick is back in the cupboard), I have been promoted to driving the quad, and had a lesson in using the bandsaw!!! Wow, I didn’t clear the cut pieces of wood off the bandsaw table before I cut the next one, a lesson soon learnt very well, stern words from the man, as this can be dangerous.
I did say that I am ready to do almost anything I can, but do draw the line at driving the Nissan 4WD, and towing the camping trailer as well, our larger vehicle is manual, and I so prefer an automatic gear change. This is so much easier after spinal surgery, and although my surgery was many years ago, using a clutch is still too difficult for me.
So my blog might have few/not many/ NO photos or words for some days, as I try to manage the extra workload, and all the other jobs that I took for granted when Hugh was fit and well, and the main thing in providing lots and LOTS of TLC.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Life is like a camera…..
Focus on what’s important,
Capture the good times,
Develop from the negatives,
And if things don’t work out,
Take Another Shot”
Greetings from Jean