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... board was 5 young people all around 18-22 who made it even much better. We met a group of guys from London doing some travelling round NZ having finished uni and it was good to chat to them about things. Our first activity was shooting a duck with a paintball gun. No not a real duck but a plastic duck off the end of the boat in order to win a free drink. We had to say name, where we were from and an interesting fact about ourselves. ...
... its sunsets apparently and they are spectacular.
Once we had checked, and double checked, that we hadn't left anything behind we started on the long drive to the Bay of Islands. Another windy road with lots of beautiful scenery. To get to our hotel, just outside Russell, we had to catch a little ferry for the 5 minute ride across the inlet. Our hotel was in a fabulous position looking ...
... mad just inside the entrance. Billy thought that this might attract the whales so hung around for a little to see what happened, his crew fished off the back of the boat while we waited. They caught several large fish for their supper. Time to go. As we are heading back to the Bay the cry of "Orcas" echoes around the boat, lo and behold we have come across them again. Needless to say we stay to watch, especially now that they have grown in numbers, ...
... from one side of the bay to the other. Russel is far from ‘a hell hole’. It has a beautiful harbour front, again with a few shops lining its main streets. It also is home to the oldest church in New Zealand, Christ Church. It is a stunning little church surrounded by a little white picket fence. We found our campsite and pulled up for the evening. It has a lovely playground for the kids, and a great kitchen and dining room area where we ...
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 ...
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