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Travel Blogs from Te Kauwhata
We left Auckland and headed North over the Auckland bridge, looking back to the city it's striking how shiny and new it all looks. First stop was Puhoi, a tiny town outside Auckland so that Rach could visit her grandads grave and have a wee chat with him. Stayed in the car to give her some privacy. We drove up the Kauri coast through Dargaville, home of the kumura (sweet potato). ...
Left paradise to head north for our reserved campsite on the beach this afternoon when our car broke down. Paid for a full tank of gas, a tow, and bought the equivalent of a CAA membership in case of future problems.... Turns out the car is toast! We were homeless and wheel-less in the suburbs of Auckland! Quickly went on line at 4:45 pm to find a hotel and the garage was amazing and gave us a ride to the hotel and waived the consultation fee. Now considering a rental car ...stay ...
... meters down the road she would make it before crashing and one called her over. Fortunately it was to give route advise rather than say she couldn't take the car. What had been the problem? With only two peddles and having two feet Rhianwyn did the math and thought each foot could have a peddle! No, this is absolutely wrong, you forget the left leg and let the right leg do all the work, perhaps we could tie it to ...
... There didn't look like there was much of that around, there were so many hills but he said that just in this area there are 50 agriculture strips & also pointed out a flattish area on the top of a hill & a paddock in front of a house we could land in (& give the owners a heart attack too!!). To show me what the plane would do without actually stalling it (that's for a later lesson!) Robbie pushed the throttle almost all the way in, the propeller began turning slowly & ...
... would have loved to have a good size one but hey ho, as usual I leave everything to the 11th hour.
The flight took off 2.20pm, this plane was more modern than the United flight I came up on & the attendants a bit younger. There were small hanging tv screens every 3rd row - slight improvement. The views of Anchorage as we took off were amazing. The flight took just over 4 hours, for the first part I worked on my blog till my laptop battery was low.
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