There is so much to report I’m not sure where to start, so I will start with all the good news.
It was great to talk to Rhona Fraser recently as she was just home from hospital and in very good spirits. Rhona wanted me to pass on her thanks for all your lovely messages and cards. It was also good to hear that Faye Blainey from Australia, is also out of hospital and home now. We hope you are both feeling much better.
Warm regards to you all from the beautiful tropical island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. We are having an exhilarating, exhausting and exciting time in Africa. There are so many highlights especially the wildlife, including watching a group of elephants play with a hose on the front lawn of our little thatched roof cottage and getting out of our tent at night to watch 30 zebras compete to drink at a water hole. We have seen two lions attack buffalo and the big 5 at very close range.
Firstly, some exciting news – CONGRATULATIONS to Dee Bond for being a winner at the 2017 Air Race Classic in the States. We at NZAWA are incredibly proud of your efforts and skill Dee, and look forward to hearing all the details soon.