Tairua Shores Motel
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Day 4: Tue 3rd Nov In New Zealand you can park a self-contained motor-home for free in what they call "Freedom Parks". It'skind of first come first served and you can't stay longer than 2 days.We parked at one of those at Tairua (see arrow in the photo). The following morning ...
Feeling rejuvenated after my shower and rest, I had an early morning walk along Opoutere Beach with Ash & Jord. Decided to work on my cardio again and ran for a bit but the soft sand nearly killed me. Ash was game so we ran right up to the river mouth for some more breathtaking scenery.
Geoff & Dean went much earlier and Jord went back to the campsite to join ...
... Cornish Pumphouse, similar in design to those used in Cornish tin mines, once used to pump water from the mine, stands above the town as a symbol of its mining history.
Karangahake Gorge produced 60% of New Zealand's gold during its heyday, some 4m ounces of gold being extracted from 1m tons of ore, however reserves were limited and most of the mines closed by ...
... to fly. I watched Bridget Jones, the 2001 classic. Chris watched The Drop but didn't get to see the ending as we had to hand our earphones in, he was not impressed. Once we collected our baggage we had to take our bags to get scanned...yes to get out of the airport. They also wanted to see my walking shoes I had in my bag. I took them out and they still had loads of goat poo wedged in the soles from our lassoing lesson on the farm. They took them ...
... hence we had brought a torch with us, but the torch didn't help much, maybe the batteries are going. The tunnel also has lights on the ceiling, but most are broken leaving swathes of darkness. The daylight doesn't help much either as the tunnel is about a kilometre long, so the daylight barely enters the tunnel.
To make it more interesting the tunnel leaked. You could hear the drips, but you couldn't always see them. Kirsty got caught by a few drips, then ...