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Travel Blogs from Paihia
... Went exploring inside to find the roof of the cave covered on millions of glow worms. Walked to the deepest part until we could go no further as a stream blocked out route. We left the Russell's around midday and headed north to a Kaori factory that manufactures ancient swamp wood over 40000 years old into tacky clocks, they also make chairs ...
... and we were walking along the front when a family said hello to us. It took a second or two to register then we realised it was a lovely German couple and their baby boy who had been staying at our b&b in Arrowtown, some three weeks ago.
When we last saw them they had been a bit down in the dumps as the baby was unwell and they'd had to return the motorhome they'd hired because of this. Today they were much ...
... really badly. It must be one of Philip and Wendy's children. They are practising scales mostly but we are also treated to a quite excruciating version of Silent Night.
We go out in the car for dinner and when I get to the bottom of the hill it occurs to me that when Philip quickly pointed out on the map where the restaurant was, it was not at the same place as I had seen it earlier in the day. Instead of going to the one I know, I decide to ...
... New Zealand can't offer? Our arrival in Paihia was greeted with a long golden beach, calm turquoise waters and a wonderful view of some islets not far from the shore. We drove through the very busy seafront town and found parking space it was free for 60 minutes. That would give us plenty of time to go to the iSite and get some accommodation and prices on tours. The lady at the information desk told us about a good place to go and stay, The ...
... rain was very localised and there were some brighter patches so Vanessa, our captain, headed for them. We then saw some Little Blue Penguins, which tend to be solitary and are little and blue! The Bay of Islands is full of fish and we watched some gannets diving for them. We should also say that we had hoped to be able to swim with the dolphins but Vanessa saw a 2 day old very small baby dolphin which means no such luck. That's life!
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