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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 ...
... ferry. Thursday began with the usual grey sky, rain and cold...thank goodness for sleep ins! Card games, reading, TV and a short outing for lunch took up most of the day...and yes two sun sightings today, 2-2:15pm and about 7pm for a few minutes. Tomorrow we are planning to drive further up the peninsular to Whittianga for a cruise to Cathedral Cove and explore the township and whatever else is there....weather supposed to be better, so here's ...
... The 60 % underground mining is at much greater expense, but gets a much greater yield. Locals are not so happy about this, those who are not employed by the mine! A few protest posters are about but generally not many. Most of the locals are involved with the mine one way or the other!
We stayed for 2 nights at Dickey Flats DOC Campground. We had filled up with drinking water (10++ Litres with 2 platipus ...
... The beach again had lovely fine white sand, with black volcanic sand at the very top and scattered driftwood and pine cones. It had a backdrop of trees, surrounded by the rocky face of the cove. Looking out to sea, the views were amazing, and not to forget the natural ‘hole in the rock’, caves and mini water falls. This was also the location of the film Narnia: Prince Caspian.After our gruelling walk back uphill, we filled up on lunch, and headed forth through the Bay ...
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19. Do they use the metric system?
Yes! The speed limits are in Kilometers and rulers are only in centimeters. However, they do have Subway here and they sell footlong subs....so interesting!
20. Do they learn the same material at the same pace?
They learn all the same material that you do, but every student is on a different track! We have top, middle, and low classes based ...
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