During the recent school holidays my wife and I were blessed with having four of our 10 grandchildren come and stay with us for a few days. One of them remarked that she was disappointed that Granddad wasn't keeping up with his blog, as she frequently referred to it to see what we were up to.
So, with her gentle chiding ringing in my ears, I will endeavour over the next few days to catch up a bit.
Our Fiji-domiciled granddaughter riding the back of Elephant Rock, in the Motueka River.
A German lady, sunning herself on the river bank whilst keeping an eye on her children, on observing her swimming technique, was astounded at her ability and broke into spontaneous applause.
Indeed, she swims like a trout!