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... time away means nothing to the relationship
- when cycling, keep your eye on were you want to go, not where you don't
- you don’t have to be anywhere near the equator to have a heatwave
- the French have difficulty cooking a good steak
- my days of dragging bags around are over - I need staff!
- it’s not so much fun without a wife to tell you your next move
- don’t trust the internet to show you ...
... but eventually found the trail head. A scenic hike to the top of the bluff. Worth the journey.
Home for simple lunch and quick down time. Then back in to town to rent the catamaran. Ty and Laura decided to join which was fun. Nice half hour with whole fam sailing then Ty and Laura got a little cold so we dropped them off. Finn and I carried on to circumnavigate the cruise ship. Was a nice ...
... our Maori hosts, we drove the 30 minute or distance through the Northland hills and valleys passing small farms with cattle, sheep and some crops for both local consumption and export. We passed thru an area covered with bushy Tea Trees, famous for their oil extract use in massaging oil balms. We descended to the sea side village of Paihia and our awaiting tenders for our return trip to the ship.
On a small rise adjacent to our dock, ...
... we drove over to the Bay of Islands and stopped at Haruru Falls to make some lunch. This was a small but pretty waterfall and a nice stop to have a picnic. We then headed into Paihia which is a beautiful coastal town. The weather today was great (28 degrees and sunny) so we headed onto the beach for the first time since Miami. Unfortunately the sea was freezing so Neen refused to go in. After a couple of hours of sunning ourselves we got the car ferry over to Russell where we are ...
... boat, we realized that the holding for our anchor was horrible as we were in old ships' ballast stones and mud and the increased water flow had slid us back within inches of some boats that were permanently moored there. This was all the incentive we needed to up anchor and head back out the inlet.
It was now New Year's Eve and we headed out to Russell, an old whaling port once called “The Hell Hole of the Pacific” and New ...
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11 Gould Street, Russell | Hotelfrom $145