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Before we completely move away from the land of the long white cloud (queenstown) I have to mention the most incredibly deliciously flavoursome burger I have ever had. THE FERGBURGER. It came highly recommended (thanks james ;)) Orlando bloom is a fan and my god did my bambi burger live up to expectations! So much so that i had another one the next day. Cock cajun you were just as good, i thought as the aioli sauce dribbled down my chin. Goodbye mountains, ill make a promise ...
The drive to the Bay of Islands takes about 4hrs. I was driving as the only one insured to drive Don and Rita's exchange house car. Iain acted as the navigator. We drove over the one and only bridge that links the south with the north of Auckland and then onto a toll motorway for about 20kms then onto 'A’ roads that wind round the coast and into the centre of the long strip of land that makes up Northland. We stopped at Whangarei (pronounced Fangarei) to stock up on ...
... has picked up some painting supplies and since she will not be able to bring home the bucket of sea glass she has collected she has decided to do a painting of it. Results to come!
We have had a fabulous time here but time to move on! Auckland for 4 nights and then on to Mt Maunganui one of our favourite places on the planet! (Isn't that right Ashley and Darcy)
Until then take care!
Dave and Cathy
... coast in different shades of blue, seeing pods of dolphins around the Bay of Islands whilst on the cruise and a pigmy minky whale.
Culinary escapades: Disappointing date night visiting Swordies for green lipped mussels - last year so tasty, this year chewy dishwashing water, so with refund in hand we toddled off for a trusty Beef Saag and Vege Korma (Helens pick - waaaayy to mild, bring out the mirch!!)
... but breakfast beckoned and we reluctantly headed back to change.
After breakfast we had a very quick skype home - sorry Mums and Dads again but we will try to catch up in more detail soon - then it was on the bus.
After yesterday's long ride most of us were tired and it made sense to drive 30km or so to a drop off point. We were off loaded and soon on our way along the headland ...