Acacia Lodge Motel
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... Here they call it a "trolley."
Flip flops are called jandals. Like sandals but with a j, I don't know if it's just flip flops or all forms of sandal. Very strange.
Underwear is knickers.
A "cuppa" is a cup of coffee or tea. Like having a "cuppa" or going for a "cuppa" is going for a cup of coffee...maybe it came from going to get a "cup of" coffee or tea and it all just slurred together? I don't know
An ice cream float is called a ...
... big and I could feel the current even in shallow water. But it was so clear and pretty that I walked in it a ways anyway! I couldn't help it! I also got sunburned, as much as I tried to prevent it (SPF 50 people, SPF 50...although not entirely my fault because that's all they sold in the store I went in) it finally happened. Fortunately it's not too bad, I've DEFINITELY had worse...the sad part is that even with SPF 50, I was out less ...
... too much for us- needless to say the cold shower (although more of a drip really) didn't really rinse us off that well so we were slightly smelly for the rest of the day! In the afternoon we went back to Paihia to visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the Maori and the Europeans struck a deal in 1840 to bring NZ under British rule. It was interesting to learn a bit more about the history of NZ, and the grounds overlooked the Bay of Islands so were nice to stroll ...
... try and save the Kauri's from the disease, it's not a lot of effort really, scrubbing and spraying your shoes, 20 seconds work. Sadly some people feel this is too much effort and walk in and out without doing it. Hopefully the remaining Kauri's will be OK, but I suspect ignorance and laziness of some people will see these great trees catch the disease and be lost to future generations.
We continue up the coast, leaving the forest behind. As we pass ...
We learnt slot today about the history of the 1840 treaty between the UK & the Maori at the Waitangi treaty house. Really well maintained grounds, a treaty house and a canoe house for the most enormous ceremonial canoe. Nia was very excited to find a sign with her name on it and that the painter of the treaty picture was a Haddon! We ...