as he is quite a hard worker in our kitchen. He was purchased in Glenrown, the first tea towel, as memento, of the trip).
So, there is debate currently about when and where to stop for lunch. Paul is keen now that we are in Bermagui to stop and grab a bite. But all is quiet on the Southern Front (big boys are both reading and Dom is playing with a pterodactyl egg transformer) and I am doing this and I am keen to press on.
So the South Coast is being skimmed over in a major way. I have just got a locum at Ballina in 1 week so we need to move it! The kids are as keen as beans to get home to their cousins and friends for a few days!
Our trip back to the North Island was fairly uneventful. Much quieter on the boat than on the way south - 300 rather than about 1000 or more passengers, so there was not such a bun fight to find seats. Downside was that the boat was loaded and we were off about 15 minutes early and the much anticipated wave off from Marsie and Parsie did not happen quite as expected!! The boys had a happy little easter egg hunt on the boat and many more hunts direct from the bag during the day! A little schoolwork was done throughout the morning and then lunch and some movies in the afternoon. The trip was quite a bit rougher than the way down and we found ourselves playing “destinations” quite a little during the morning and Paul even tipped over carrying our morning tea! Luckily, no hot drinks on the tray and no significant injuries! Everyone but Paul required some anti-sea sickness tablets from around the middle of the day and half an hour or so later perked up nicely... enough to go and get some aussie animal tatts from the lovely bored lady on deck 10.