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From Tolaga Bay we drove further north stopping at Tokomaru and another historic wharf and at Tikitiki to see the carved church. We ended up at Te Araroa at the motel, for two nights to allow time to visit the East Cape Lighthouse. Cooking/eating was a bit of a challenge here as the local shop only stocks the basics and there are no restaurants so it was pasta with tomato sauce and a tub of pesto thrown in. We set off ...
... at Hicks Bay which is renowned for fishing. We pulled up around 11 am and set ourselves up on the end of the pier where, believe it or not, Lucy actually took a rod in her hands. I had already caught a little kahawai, New Zealands native fish and so handed the bait rod to Lucy. We were joined by a very lovely lady and her grandson who were out fishing for the day. Well to cut a long story short, Lucy that day caught 11 fish....yes, that's right, ...
... we had that long trek to make it home. I swear it was probably only 100km there road wise but with all the turns and slow downs and speed ups it makes for a long travel to even go short distances. Craig was kind of tired so heather drove but we had to pull over as the road made Craig quite car sick. I was sitting in the front and i think that might have been the difference. I was glad that heather had some water cause it made myself not feel so ...
... loss though. I was in the information center in Gisborne and a video came on about a place called the Re Re rock slide. The rock slide is in this big creek and and is a huge, smooth, sloped rock about 80ft long by 25 feet wide. You can hop on a body board or raft and go flying down this rock slide and at the bottom is a pool of water that you crash into. Really fun. You get going a lot faster than I would've thought. I tried ...
... in planning. Enjoy where you are when you are there because you have just that one chance for that experience. A man told me once that no matter where you were or what you were doing, it was a unique experience and could never be re-created. He said it was like water in a river, each moment the water passed, it would never be experienced the same again.
Cheers to all who made our North Island stay so perfect.
South Island, here we come!
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