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Go figure . . . We were on the west coast of the South Island for almost two weeks, considered one of the wettest spots in the country, and got about 5 minutes worth of drizzle -- literally. We flew into Auckland this morning to spend time on the Coromandel Peninsula, considered one of the sunniest places in the country -- white sand beaches, etc. Well, irony of ironies, we arrived ...
... for his first surfing lesson. "Well," I said, "You've mastered the ironing board, so a surf board should be child's play."
He took to it like the proverbial duck to water. Luckily, by then I had finished my woman's work and was able to snap this picture of him in action. It's a shame the definition is quite good enough for you to appreciate the finer points of his technique. He may lose his glasses, but he's a master of the ...
... It rained in the evening, for instance, and as they were leaving "It's raining" "Oh man, chucking it down. How we getting to town, I'm not walking in this" "No, I'll drive. I already said I'll drive" They're probably quite comical from an outside perspective. And a whirling maelstrom of stress on the inside. The bus pulled in right outside my hostel, so I was checked in within minutes. The cousins and I managed not to exchange surprised looks ...
... Opoutere. This area is very special and remains, by and large unspoilt and undeveloped. It is rare to find a 5 kilometre stretch of white sand dune beach with not a single house nor any other sign of civilization in sight. Beach access is by way of the quaint wooden footbridge and a leisurely 20 minute stroll through the forest. The beach has a raw beauty with spectacular views out to Slipper Island. Where the beach ...
... We also loved the fact that we can change the look of the van very easily. It has a daytime look and a nighttime look. It helps with not feeling we are constantly cramped into the same little space no matter what time it is. It came with a stove and propane tank, an electric cooler, 3 person tent, 2 chairs, table and some cutlery for two people. We purchased a frying pan, little pots and pans, and cooking utensils. We also purchased two pillows and two sleeping ...
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