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... and then we dropped in on the supermarket for some fruit, and liquor store for some wine. Emptied the car and had a sort out, and drank iced and fruity Sauvignon. We walked the few minutes down the road to the place with the most tempting menu. We had a glass each of Sauvignon and ordered a prawn and scallop and orange salad for 'er, and for me a 'hamburger' of smoked bacon and scallops, with frites, which were both so different on the palate and so delicious. There was a pretty ...
... still waiting so we didn't anticipate a very long wait.
Our wait was actually a lot shorter than we thought it would be though as you can imagine our surprise when the barman said "sorry, we are too busy and we don't served coffee when we are busy!"
Stupid typical New Zealander attitude. We hit this many times on our first trip and this is what marred it for us last time. Having said that, this is the first time we have come across it on this trip so maybe ...
... morning. We just came to see it as it's en route, and maybe just maybe the sea might be a little warmer here. It wasn't. When it's low tide you dig a hole in the sand and the water in it can reach 64 degrees Celsius, which is too hot, so you have to dig just the right depth for a comfortable temperature. The lack of a low tide hadn't deterred some people from trying to dig holes further up the beach. I fear its a fruitless task at ...
... with tiny fish and when we reached edge of the rocks and looked at the sea below we saw a large snapper swimming and his smaller friends swimming beside in the crystal clear blue water! Near to Auckland we stopped off at the Tawharanui Peninsula, the sun was setting and it was getting quite cold so we put on our jumpers and ran along the beach to get warm again :) Once we arrived in Auckland, Caroline kindly made a lovely warming roast dinner and we caught up on all ...
... home made bolt brackets or 5 of 6mm bolts like this for over 30 years
The first person Abseiled the bolts with backup that was removed for the last person
I recommend next visitor PLACES 4 NEW BOLTS AND BRACKETS
Why did we bivy? The bush bashing was physically tiring and
after a 10 hour day we were buggered. We had plenty of torches to get out at night but decided bush ...
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