Travel Blogs from Paihia
... as opposed to whales, we found a large group who were very active. There are lots of rules and regulations surrounding swimming with dolphins and unfortunately this group had to be left on their own too as they had several juveniles with them. Apparently the babies feed from their mothers every three minutes and if we were to jump in the water with them they would want to play with us and would forget to feed! This means that ...
... and bloody war between the Crown and the Maori. After the mini tour ended we stayed on in Russell for an hour. We had an ice cream and then sat and watched all the boats in the bay before we caught the ferry back to Paihia at 4:00. Once in Paihia we checked into the hotel and relaxed before going to a restaurant overlooking the bay for dinner. We were early to bed after our early morning start and in preparation for another one the following ...
... had had a great holiday, they are going home tomorrow. How incredible that we saw them again?
We went to Hones pizzeria just round the corner where we had the place to ourselves and once more it was excellent. The pizza chef was from Hertfordshire and he spent summers surfing and winters snowboarding - a hard life!
Then it was back to the hotel bar where we are currently ensconced before an early start ...
... first port of call for whalers when they returned from sea, the high street was pub after pub and brothels and the town was known as Hell by the locals. It has cleaned uo its act now though and you have to have a few bob to live there. We returned to Paihia by a little ferry and on return to our camp we found our german friends had driven up to spend the evening with us as they fly back tomorrow. We went down to the beach had a swim and ...
... and some Swedish twins. Everyone was pretty boring and older so we kept ourselves to ourselves. They probably thought what rude English girls we were. We sprawled ourselves out across the middle of the boat while on one end we had the skipper telling his tall tales of his ocean life and down the other end some sailing "expert" - his name was Glen chatting about boats. We really had no affiliation to any group so just relaxed in the middle. After a short while ...
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