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... sleeping and even a trail leading through redwood trees. We took lots of pictures (see below). Ashlyn was glad Tyler made her get out.
Once we’d had our nature walk, we headed into town to the Polynesian Spa. We opted for a private bath for 30 minutes. We had our room with an unobstructed view of the lake. 30 minutes was plenty as we began to overheat after about 15 minutes. We were both glad we did it though.
After the thermal ...
... out. Not necessarily from the pain, I'm not sure what it was but I wasn't ok!! I dug out some nurofen plus from my big pack while on the train because my vision was like when I'm about to get a migraine and there was no way I wanted to experience that while flying for 28 hours!
I was feeling quite a lot better by the time I got to the airport and checked in which was a bonus. I know I should technically be writing this all on another days post but why stop ...
... the flight to Auckland departing at 7:10am.
So our large Airbus 380 touched down smoothly and we disembarked and headed for the next gate. We made the boarding of the Qantas 737 OK and it probably was about half full, which meant that Karly and I had a seat between us for the 4 hour flight. I could tell Karly was excited now as we were finally almost there.
We had a second cooked breakfast and then Karly ...
... wines. The tasting was hosted by Jenny, who it turns out, was from Grassington, not only that but she knew some of J's former cricket team mates! She might be going back to Yorks for summer, especially given that the TDF is going thru Grassington, so I'm sure we'll see her again.
We had a lovely lunch at the winery and then set off back to Oneroa via more beaches. We stopped at Blackpool beach for this shot!
We'd already decided ...
First of all we booked ourselves a harbour cruise, stopping at Rangitoto, a volcanic island that is only 600 years old. It's a sunny cloud free day today, with a light pleasant breeze blowing. John and I had a walk through Viaduct Harbour, popped into the maritime museum where we were able to buy "senior concession" tickets for our trip on a scow.
We boarded the harbour cruise vessel and found plenty of seats to choose ...