BEST WESTERN Ballina Motel
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... were met by an expansive view of Hawkes Bay. Below us, a huge ship was being marshalled into Napier's busy port by tugs. Hundreds of tonnes of timber stood near heaps of shipping containers, waiting to be loaded onto boats. Massive scale cranes and forklifts went tirelessly about their work. The cliffs of Hawkes Bay were visible stretching away on both sides and, to our left, there was a vast area of flat land where the airport is. This area of New Zealand ...
... although when we finally arrived back the tractor in the lead got so stuck in the sand at the back of the beach we all had to get off and walk. Lots of laughs again and as always very Impressed with Kath's stamina and determination. She says she is getting shorter on this trip; think we are wearing her little legs away. I think the rest of us are getting wider and certainly heavier with all the wonderful food and ...
... thought we would like to try jet boating next. The boat was not going to leave for another 90 minutes so we went to see the Huka falls and then went to see the dam opening to release more water. It was quite a sight to see the river rise 10 feet in about 5 minutes. Linda did not have her camera, so pictures will have to wait?
We then got on board the jet boat with 500hp going 85km/h doing 360 spins and ...
... the land mass, and the earthquake delivered! It is really a beautiful town with a wonderful atmosphere! And you can buy loads of fresh fish!!!!! We dropped into the DOC information centre and found that there was availability on Thursday in the Panekire Hut, on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk' in the Te Urewera national Park. We jumped at the prospect of doing a 4 day walk, our very first, with large packs.
After shopping on Wednesday, we drove the 3 ...
... competition continued without any further tears; cheating on the other hand was described as 'fixing my ball’.
There were no tears or cheating at Mariamui Golf Course; none that was reported anyway. The Berrys boys did very well; they avoided getting too wet, won the team competition and Matt won the individual comp. The locals are happy there’s a break before they team up again.
Aunty Ruth arrived mid afternoon so ...