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... up on them. Some shell piles are still there, behind the dunes. After 45 minutes Robin passes through a stream coming down the beach from our right, then swings the bus into a wide U-turn, and heads up the stream. Now there are very tall sand dunes on our left and swamp grass on the right as the stream, widens and narrows, but is not very deep. Ahead we see a shelf of sand coming from the dunes and another bus. Time for dune climbing and sand boarding ...
... in the world, meandering uphill and then back down again for no apparent reason. This did however prove that L doesn't get travel sick when driving. We did make it to our destination in one piece and were witness to the sub tropical sunshine that makes the Northlands so attractive. The pamphlets we picked up at a highway service station told us that on a good day you can see the Three Kings (three small islands) out in the distance. It was officially ...
... to touch the handle and it closed automatically, his face visibly seemed to redden as he said to us:
“Your door shuts automatically?”
“Yes” we said instantly regretting what we had to ask next, “Why, doesn’t yours”
“NO!... Tha’s...that’s f*cking it” was his reply and with that he was in his van and gone.
Maybe we haven’t had ...
... there and it came with all the paraphernalia of the original and succeeding family. It was very moving really to see the bits and bobs of a family, and what they had taken with them halfway round the world. Now to put things into perspective this weekend is the last long holiday weekend of the summer. It is the Waitangi holiday weekend. In the UK all places like this are full to overflowing with families on a day out, we had the place almost to ourselves !! Weirdly ...
... car across a ferry.
In Paihia we quickly found a nice Motel with a great, modern room with all amenities.
After a shower we drove into town and looked around for some food. Barbara, the owner of our Motel had suggested a place called Francesco's and this looked the most inviting to us too.
Since it was my birthday I didn't hesitate to order a medium rare scotch fillet. This wonderful steak was accompanied by a very strange tasting summer ale, ...