The Sands - Waiheke Island
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... the road...eek.
Still, we had no problems and enjoyed
the fact you rarely saw another car. The two areas we didn't enjoy
driving were Auckland and Wellington as the layout seemed overly
complicated and that's where most of the people are. I was not so
confident on the extremely windy up hill bits either, but got better
as we went on, sticking to the speed limits by the kilometre...not
like Paul! A very cool experience that has made us want ...
... I could live here :)
Its been quite a foody week too (icase you haven't gathered already), which has been great. Naughtiness everyday, at markets and shops we've gone round trying bits and pieces, and ive had great meals that ive not been able to cook in hostels that much. Also fit in abit of shopping which always goes down well. although not for my rucksack. its rather heavy and bulging now so ive bought a carry on bag with wheels. ...
... her son would have been fine, but quite frankly you can't win. If I didn't jump I wouldn't have been doing my job! So that was today's mini drama. I was then soaked through from the waist down for a good few hours which was less than pleasant. Sophie finished her shift at 6 which meant it was just me and the OTHER supervisor for the next couple of hours. I felt like it was going to be hell, but it all got a whole lot better when I received a little leaving gift from her (awww ...
... exception of no fluorescent bags on groups! I headed to the port to get the ferry to the island. The scenery here is amazing, heading out in the ferry is a mix of the hub of Auckland and the surrounding coastline with a marina and the ocean is littered with islands. Don't know how you can get used to seeing this. See pic, better one coming Monday. Is managed to get my 25kg bag, my 10kg backpack on a tiny bus and walk to the house watching breathtaking scenery, see pic. Signing ...
... though the Chinese driving the hire car in front of us couldn't have gone any slower. As our flight wasn't until late afternoon we planned to stop off at the International Antarctic Centre, which was close to the airport. This was great fun. You could learn all about life on Antarctica, from the wildlife to the geology, and there were lots of interesting facts for young and old. Watching a film about ...