September 16, 2002

16 September 2002

For the last few days I have been in Santa Cruz,central California. Percy Kimble SM is on a parish placement here. It is great to communicate with a fellow Kiwi and compare notes. The people have again been very welcoming. Gratias, Hector! Today I visited a Redwood forest(awesome). I was fascinated by the wee squirrels playing in the under growth. I watched the surfers at the coast and spotted the odd sealion surfacing from beneath the waves. Percy is very happy in this environment. It is not hard to see why. He is coping with driving on the wrong side of the road too. I am still looking the wrong way. I have enjoyed meeting Marists working over here. I have met a young Californian interested in religious life through Fr Bill Rowland SM- all the best Jared. The locals here think I may be staying for good. Unfortunately I can't tri-locate yet. Buenos Dias, Chris.