Central Court Motel
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We had camped next to a river. It seems that most campsites are near a river. This one was tidal.
During the evening we had watched the river rise. We were parked maybe 10 feet from it. The river had come up to within a few feet of the camper. We hoped it wouldn't get any higher overnight. When we awoke in the morning the river was higher and we could see it was around three sides of the camper, fortunately not in front of us or underneath us ...
... clothes, carvings, all sorts. There's some nice stuff, but we're not shopping, no new space has been created in our backpacks yet. I suspect the market may have been timed to coincide with the arrival of the cruise ship. We leave the market traders to sell their wares to the ship passengers. We had parked on the outskirts of town. Two reasons, one is we couldn't park in town, secondly we could park near a phone box with wifi so as to download ...
... but the operator, Dive! Tutukaka, had postponed it until Friday in expectation of bad weather. As we passed Auckland we saw why. Darkness fell, the wind picked up and a torrential downpour began. I hadn’t realised but the upper part of North Island is classified as subtropical so the conditions were hardly unprecedented but the storm’s ferocity was surprising.
We eventually arrived at our camper park, a lovely place on the outskirts of ...
... ferry then packed up for a coastal hike
Stopped for lunch at said restaurant and spotted ice cream on way out. Promise of ice cream raised the boys' spirits n made them willing to hike.
Hike was quite beautiful. First hour was pretty sand beach with boys zooming around. Saw a crazy NZ paraglider.
Next part was 30 mins of scrambling ...
... t really looked at said "I've got a photo of you on my phone, haven't I?" So it turned out that yes, I had recorded myself on her phone the day before at the lighthouse. A video, in fact. She'd in fact been on the same tour as me, though keeping herself to herself. Offering to take her photo then buggering off without small talk had been the right approach, then. We got chatting, she sat down to dinner; ooh, make or break time, faux pas to join or not? Seeing as we'd chatted easily ...