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... is my greatest worry
- it makes me bilious to say it, but blood sausage does taste good
- Europe is insanely expensive, dunno how they exist
- signs of unemployment and economic hardship in the EC are hidden from tourist view
- AirB&B is price related, not luxury related, accommodation
- police look like children playing with assault rifles bigger than they are
See you next time - Greek Islands I think!
... very lucky with the weather on this holiday and we were now into the last few days of it so it was ironic that the weather system that was affecting the north of NZ (ex-tropical cyclone Ita) had come across from Australia.
After a quick shower we went back to Paihia for dinner. One of the residents of the ship had recommended a place that served craft beers and ribs. I’d seen a sign for ribs so we headed there. No sign of ...
... and saw Tim our guide and Trevor another of our gang.
We headed off to board our boat, Tim was there too, and we realised we were the only passengers who weren't from the huge cruise liner that was moored just off Russell. It was a Celebrity cruise sailing from Auckland through to Sydney.
Our Captain took us out into the bay and he soon realised that there was a huge swell due to some bad weather ...
... in there but it was just me! I got up and read my book for a bit in the car with the door open watching Bobby and Chris play kick-about. All of a sudden Bobby keeled over clutching his ankle. I didn't jump up straight away as I thought he was just being melodramatic but when he didn't get back up we all realised that he might actually be injured!
Johanna, the amateur physiologist, quickly got his foot bound up and raised up but you could ...
... and Bayne Bacon, a comedian/pianist/electric guitar player from Texas. All three were class acts and very entertaining. At 11:00 pm, the Indonesian staff members shared some of their amateur talents, showcasing traditional music and dance from their native land.
Rather exhausted after a long day, we crashed at about midnight with plans for a sleep-in tomorrow, as we begin our two days at sea, crossing the Tasman Sea on our way back to ...