'We are at this moment sailing into a bay and can see Auckland ahead. It looks more like a fishing village actually and so far we have seen no large buildings...'
'We had a riotous evening, having been joined by two very drunk members of the crew. I am quite sure that never before in the history of Monopoly has a game been graced with such foul language!!'
'Very hot and sticky. Sleep is very difficult and some of the crew now sleep on deck...'
'The crew are a motley bunch - scruffy as anything and usually drunk, but very likeable and helpful...'
'Life has been very hectic for us. We have been in banks and stockbrokers, customs, immigration, tax offices, etc, all week...'
'I wish I could be there right now to offer a comforting word, especially to Mum. You both sounded so heartbroken and dejected...'
'We spent the morning cleaning and waxing the van in preparation for the sea voyage...'