Argrove Lodge Bed & Breakfast
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... summer hats. The local brass band added to the party atmosphere. After a really good lunch of asparagus omelette we got into our walking clothes for a trip to White's Bay. We were amazed by the scale of the beach & surrounding hills some of which were snow ...
... parks where buildings once stood and derelict, half destroyed structures everywhere you looked. Tumbleweeds would be right at home. Especially in abandoned hotels, shops and businesses it felt like someone had hit a stop watch in February 2011. They were left just as they were when the quakes hit. Menus still visible, lights hanging, tourist information brochures on the rack, all with dust, debris and leaves for company. It was all a sad sight, most notably the state of the grand ...
Day 868 Has it been this long already. According to my calculations it has been over a hundred days since my last entry. A lot has happened since then including Jenn's trip home. On the weekends we still do wine tours or trips to Moa, where we have been so many times, Jenn and I get the manager's price. I have also volunteered my time and helped out some of the guests with minor car repairs, such as changing brake pads, filters, checking ...
... other part, to be with their families and work on their plot of land. In Tonga, you marry early and you start a family very early. Children are highly praised and welcomed by the families of their parents. Raising the kids is shared worked by everybody - aunts, grandparents, parents, cousins. It is not unusual for families to adopt the children of others. Food is shared. And the men get together many evenings of the week to have Kava ...
... not what any Frenchman would call a chateau. But it does have a bit of roof which has a sort of pointy turrety thing so I suppose in NZ that qualifies it. We are staying in an apartment with a separate lounge and kitchen. The kitchen has a washing machine. Again my only concern has been poor Dot and how much she is missing doing her ironing.
When the receptionist sees just Kathleen and me he says they had been expecting ...