Behold, in last days of the journey of my friends fathers sons and their friend's fathers son many wept. Because there had been but little surfing since the time of departure of milton...the van, we have done much good. When i speak of good i mean those things pertaining to the workings of ping pong, and much feasting across the land, and many joyous spear fishing trip's, and the hand of the perret family has been felt in it all. Joining with me are my brethren wiley, taylor, caleb, jaques throughout the greater part of these mine experiences. And now i speak to you about the many things that have troubled my heart in this time of great joy and affliction. (for neither can one be without the other...be) I shall now exort my self to tell you of the last week here.
We've been here in auckland for the past week and have had a great time with our new found friends and family, the Perrets. They have been very kind in allowing us to play ping pong all night and have fed us beyond what our stomachs could hold. We surfed one day at Piha earlier this week and scored some very good waves all day. The beach itself is very beautiful and we were stoaked to have some surf. The next few days after that were spent trying to sell our van in downtown auckland. My attitude of hey this is going to be easy lets make a bunch of money off the van idea quickly disappated when i realized that wasn't going to happen. After three days of sitting in a hot car with nothing but oatmeal the price dropped 1500 dollars and it became more of a matter of pleading with people to buy the van instead of them pleading with us to sell it. Between sleeping in parkinglots and watching movies in the hostel across from our well placed car sales lot, we didn't get much done but go crazy and dream of surfing. it didn't help much to hear that one of the biggest swells of the decade was on its way towards california just 5 days before we got home. needless to say, we sold the van for the same as we bought it, the swell was underrated and dane won his round 3 and 4 heats in the pipe masters so all is well. We're now packing up and playing some finishing rounds of ping pong before the long trip home. Soooo now behold I make an end to these words and bid you all a merry christmas! oh...and this is probably the last post so I hope you enjoyed it!!!