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... not over keen is it?
And then we left our camp bed behind and entered heaven.... We met a lovely family inside. Norm & Lorraine, their daughter Natalie and her English boyfriend Daniel. We were led to our bedroom with views across the Manukau Harbour and had certainly found heaven... well, as close to heaven as you could find in Auckland!
We quickly made ourselves at ...
... we had walked for miles today, which we probably had. On the long walk back, we stopped on one of the huge Asian supermarkets. It was hard to find things as a lot of it was all in Chinese. We managed to find hoi sin sauce with some noodles and pork dumpling, which we later cooked up in the hostel kitchen. It was cheap but delicious. Pretty jet lagged still I ended up falling asleep at 7pm. Crazy first night in ...
... at the arrivals desk does a wonderful job of winding me up; questioning me about the contents of the bag whilst winking conspiratorially at Steve the whole time. After a couple of minutes of playing me, he lets me have my bag back and it's all there......so, I'm $400 down, but at least I've got my bag back. Overall I feel quite lucky! Three days of fun with the Donovan's in Auckland ...
... the pier so as to find one of the coastal walking paths, but they were harder to find than they should have been, and I ended up taking an alternate path that brought me to a road. The map said the road would take me where I needed to go. I went quite a ways on the road, pretty much completely alone except for a few cars every couple of minutes. It was a little weird. When I finally found the continuation of the path it seemed like it took me farther away from the pier and at ...
Muriwai is a big beach, again only half an hour away from Auckland and it is famous for its gannet colony. April is not the best time to see them as they already travelled to Australia. It is also a nice surfing beach which i still need to try.
You also should try the ice cream there and hire a kite buggy. The wind was not strong enough but that is now another thing to do on my list :)