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... again. Yes, again, like every other day, I know. But, hear me: life is so special; these days are so special. Why not cherish them? Why not be philosophical and let yourself sink into the reality of your finiteness, letting it overwhelm you and then rise above it all and live to your greatest potential? The time is now. We are creatures of the moment - take it captive like it could be your last.
Do it. You won't regret it. ...
... raspberry and chocolate muffin which was warm and soft in the middle. Then back to the bus and to our starting point. The whole tour had taken a couple of hours and was enjoyed by all of us. In the shop we bought some model Hobbit holes and Ed was inspired to buy the book and wants to read it. Our original itinerary had been to camp at Karangahake Gorge, but the campsite had been in touch to say they were too waterlogged, so we changed plans and decided to head straight ...
... over night!
It was a lovely cool, clear morning. Looked like being perfect weather for running.
We boarded buses at 7:45 for the 2 hour trip to the start line. We were to run over the ranges and finish at the lodge where we were staying.
The bus was of the school variety, hard seats and no head rests, and laboured up and over the mountains with a long queue of traffic behind it.
We were dropped off at an intersection, with a 1km walk to the ...
... could find a charity shop - we had a few clothes we wanted to dispose of before leaving New Zealand. Nothing doing so we carried them all the way back into town again! On our way back to the hotel we stopped at the Red Pepper for a bite to eat - really good, typical and simple Korean restaurant. Fabulous and cheap dinner!
Sunday morning found us having coffee, at another Coffee Club (sorry Lee but it was just a few steps from our hotel and we did have a ...
... May time frame. They are shipped world wide. We got to see the thousands of kiwi under one trellis. They are all hand picked when they are ripened.
The soil here is volcanic and is very rich. There is no water irrigation as they have enough rainfall.
We were then treated to a scone with whippped cream, kiwi. Also had some kiwi juice and coffee. We could also taste the kiwi wine that they produce.