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... and yes, we were going to use Hundertwasser's toilets. John and I saw these many years ago, made famous by Billy Connelly and later by Bill and Joy. I tried to get a tea towel with their picture on but to no avail.
We continued our journey to the Kauri forest where a a guide took us on another board walk but this time through the forest. He told us about the threat the possum poses to the life of these huge trees. (The ...
... the east. I don't react too well to these conditions so I kept my eyes on the horizon and all was good.
He found calmer waters and showed us the island where James Cook moored when he was chartering this area. We sailed into the bay of an island which is now a reserve and we were able to go ashore and climb a steep hill which gave us fantastic 360 deg views of the Bay of Islands.
Then it was back to the ...
... were allowed only ten minutes but we have been there several hours and the fine is the same anyway. In fact now I think about it 21 NZ Dollars is about £10.50 and you could easily pay that much to park in many cities for a few hours. So all things considered this has in fact all turned out rather well, don't you think.
Decks of Pahia is up on the hill overlooking the Bay. It is run by a nice couple called Philip and Wendy. There is a cruise ...
... help, I was most happy to oblige. We settled in and had some sandwiches and a cup of tea. We then took some time on the beach, which was very long and had a lot if people on but they were well spread out. The water was a bit cold to start with but it was very calm and a nice change from the boisterous seas we had in Australia. We did some sunbathing and popped into town to buy food for tea. They have a 4Square which was adequate, they are more ...
... more snacks and some eggs for the morning haha- pigs!. I end up falling asleep and Rich eats it all.
We enjoy another lay in, then make eggs & beans on toast. The hostel is actually pretty grubby, and the kitchen is gross - we don't really like cooking in there! We have a really lazy day, and do more USA planning. We go for a walk to check out the area, and really like it here!
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