A Place in the Sun
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Well folks, here I sit at 12.26am jet lagged and with a snotty cold, so I thought, with time on my hands, I’d give you some of my random learning experiences from the trip:-
- the Danube is not blue
- every country has fantastic chocolate
- age is no barrier to making an idiot of yourself
- the Swiss are anal and their Alps are amazing
- don’t think because you can play a ukulele that you sound good
- for ...
... had had a great holiday, they are going home tomorrow. How incredible that we saw them again?
We went to Hones pizzeria just round the corner where we had the place to ourselves and once more it was excellent. The pizza chef was from Hertfordshire and he spent summers surfing and winters snowboarding - a hard life!
Then it was back to the hotel bar where we are currently ensconced before an early start ...
... and boogie sesh. Should have some fun pics of the boys.
Fri Mar 21
Morning walk with L. Boys had started a fire in the fireplace when we got home which was a little alarming.
Got packed up for hike to Flagstaff Hill. Arrived just as the crowds from the cruise ship got there. Started off to Tapeka but road was too narrow and windy. Wisely decided to drive. Got a little lost ...
... Kauri trees are native to New Zealand, and Kauri forests once covered vast expanses of the mainland. Now only 3% of that forest remains. The trees take several hundred years to reach maturity and grow to huge sizes, and were highly prized by the Maori as the best trees to make wakas (canoes) from - even the selecting and preparing of a tree before it was felled for a canoe could take many years, clearing the brush around it to expose it to the weather ...
... on this site that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed on February 6, 1840 between the Maori Chiefs and the British Crown.
After a busy morning excursion and a nap to recuperate this afternoon, we had another nice dinner in the Vista Lounge, then walked to the opposite end of the ship for our entertainment for the evening.
Tonight's show included three different acts: Toni Warne, a British vocalist, Stephen Clark, a ...