It's an extraordinarily civilised country that recognises broadband access as a human right - no, not America, but France - the Americans I doubt ever expected to have to declare it - they just did it. Hence, we sit here in our RV (recreational vehicle - think "campervan") and check our email, note the latest news and results from Catherine, and what-the-hey update the website - after all it's most likely hosted on an American server anyway, and I guess we're closest ;-)
We're a couple of hundred miles (it's hard thinking in miles again after all these years of metric system) south of San Franciso on the coast at Morro Bay - about halfway to Los Angeles, although we're not necessarily headed there. The main thing bringing us this way (don't laugh) is the quest for a saddle!! About 20 miles inland from here is San Luis Obispo, seat of the county of the same name, and base for Longriders, with whom we've had some past dealings. And yes, again don't laugh, shopping has been on the agenda.
Longriders is in fact mainly an Internet business with only a small display stock, but enough to get those acquisatorial juices flowing - still no saddle, but chances are that will be our next direction setter - there's a saddlery a wee way south of LA that's been getting favourable murmurings ;-) Tonight will be spent planning our hops and stops for the remaining 2 weeks so that we get to see a few non-equestrian sights in amongst the other missions.
No progress to report on the balance of the Waitohu photos, sorry - they'll arrive in due course but probably not for a good while now.
Anyway - enough for now - we're on holiday ;-)
See you at AGM