Jul’s in Opononi, having fun, or so he said, in a text message. Opononi is some backwater in Northland. According to the hostel booklet, one treat is “boogie-boarding on sand-dunes directly into water.”

Minion didn’t come back until late afternoon today.

I got a replacement Archos since my old one was crook. Identical design, but black rubberoid corner things instead of blue. Most disconcerting.