Alfresco Bed and Breakfast
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... very kind locals who helped us find open pharmacies the next day, since all the rest had closed for the night.
That night we all decided to save money and sleep in the car. To remind everyone we are five fully grown adults in a Chevy Captiva. Lets just say that was not the best night of sleep anyone had gotten. Two of us got the two front seats while the other three put down the seats and slept in the back. Of course since it was very ...
... was down for a visit with his travel mate, so we headed to the beach for the weekend. I had heard good things about Whakatane being only an hour and a half away from Reporoa and a quiet beach town. After yet another week on the dairy farm, we were all down for some salty air.
After a sloppy night in at our house on Friday, I woke up bright and early (but less than bushy-tailed) at 6:00am to make sure everyone ...
... things. As someone who teaches Earth science, I was fascinated!
Along the way, we met some scientists, who were collecting information for their databases. They have 3 main ways of measuring the tectonic activity. They have cameras, a seismograph and microphone (to detect vibrations in the ground, same as for earthquakes) and they also take chemical analyses (water, gas and soil). When we were there, they were at the gas plumes, which spew steam, carbon dioxide ...
... marching across the tarmac to the small Chatam Islands plane, little hand in Poppsies big hand and turning to give a final regal wave to his mum and aunty before swiftly climbing the stairs to board.
He handled the flight well, but once on board was more keen to get to Auckland to see dad than take in the scenery. Which I guess is completely natural. He was still wriggly and vocal and I ...
... qualities as heroin. I wish I had taken a video of our first trip to the squash club - it was like the Blair Witch Project - the squash club is located off a main road out of town, in what appears to be a derelict building, in the middle of nowhere... anyway, once I established that my friend wasn't going to kill me, we had fun playing squash - a game I am thoroughly terrible at. Friday nights are game nights - you are matched up ...