Abilene Garden Motel
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... ocean with the dolphins! Now that really was incredible, there was so many of them and they came up so close to us!
I've now checked into Base Pipi Patch and it is so cool here, much more chilled out than Auckland! I'm staying in my first 8 bed dorm but I drew the short straw and have ended up in a top bunk for the next 3 nights, not happy! I've just had a BBQ down on the decks ...
The car park was rather busy, so had to park in the second car park. Had a little walk to get to the view points, not bad walks though. Went up a hill fist to a really nice view point. Could see the true most norther point, which wasn’t really accessible. Views were amazing again. Took photos and did a time-lapse then wandered down to the light house. Sat on the grass and did another time-lapse of the water whilst taking pictures.
... local coffee shop and had a nice walk along the water. Just from this small bay we could see heaps of Islands, some big and some small. There are 144 Islands in total off Bay of Islands. We found a miniature library which looked like an old, red English post box. Aunty Tia found some Jehovah witness articles in there, it was nice to see an example of the worldwide preaching efforts. Then we went headed to the local bakery, but the boys ...
I was up early. I had a call with Kevin at Intel and anyway I was still a little jet lagged. Karly continued to sleep and as I prepared for the call at 6:30.
I was surprised to see Barbara surfacing as she had driven a lot the previous day and not had a break, so we chatted whilst I got the computer charged up and got Karly to give me her phone! It was like robbing Fort Knox.
I had a really good call with Kevin and it ...
... sorted out too (much to our relief!) We explore a few of the shops – this area has a strong Maori heritage and therefore there are lots of Maori craftwork for sale. We head back and grab some lunch, then jump in the car and head a few kilometres north to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
The Treaty of Waitangi is pretty important to the Kiwis. It was an agreement between the Brits that had landed there and started to occupy the land and the Maoris that ...