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Travel Blogs from Waiheke Island
After a 12 hour flight, Nicola and Jen finally arrived in a rainy Auckland on the 16th of march. We walked from the airport to our hostel which was just around the corner from the airport. We arrived to our hotel to see Beth sat waiting for us in the lobby, after our reunion, we sat in the lobby and chatted for 2 hours until we could check into our room. Beth had had two 12 hour flights to get her to Auckland. On one of her flights there was a man who had a heart attack, ...
... a night in so we stopped off for a few provisions (and J got another haircut) before heading back to the studio.
After a quick nap(!), we decided a swim was in order so we walked down to the beach and picked our spot. The water was a bit cooler than yesterday and we were just wading out when I spotted a HUGE fish under the water, it turned out to be a stingray and it really spooked me, needless to say I did not linger in there.
... wife has been to England and traced her relatives to Breage in Cornwall < what a small world > The campsite is right on the beach and there are kayaks, dinghys etc which you can take out free of charge so myself and Jo paddled up the cove and apart from Jo getting stuck once a fine paddle was had by all ! There is no kitchen just a barbeque area so fish and chips was on the menu and they were very nice indeed. The area is a gem ...
... go horribly wrong! Lol My feet touch the water first... there is no burning sensation. Maybe it takes longer for my feet to register the burning since the water is FREEZING COLD! So much for my thoughts of a thermal hot pool oasis!! Wow... it's REALLY cold! Now, I've done several polar bear swims so this isn't new... but the initial shock remains. I walk in deeper... already I can't feel my feet! Ok... it's go time... go big or go home Chucky!! I take a breath, say ...
... further out to sea and around the islands near Auckland. The fishing wasn't the best but it was fun nonetheless. Tom caught a nice Snapper and Will a massive Kahwai. After we finished fishing and had a few in the box we were given a Ticky tour of Auckland by boat. The skyline was cool but the real highlight was going into a really exclusive docks. There were sunseekers etc. but there were the huge ...
Other places to stay in Waiheke Island
4 Bay Road, Palm Beach, Waiheke Island | 4 star hotelfrom $155
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