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... needs a minimum of 76 paddlers to handle it safely on the water. It weighs 6 tonnes when dry and 12 tonnes when saturated!! It was huge. I’m sure she said it takes 150 people, or maybe more, to carry it down to the water for use on Waitangi Day, each February 6.
Next stop on the tour was the flagstaff on the top of the hill that marks the spot where the first treaty was signed. There was a great view of the bay with The ...
... well that was a lesson for everyone in not what to do in future. As things turn quiet after an initial spate of excitement, we up anchor and move to another spot that Steve hasn't fished for over a month because of the amount of sharks that were in the area. Despite all of us soon hooking up to more kingfish, it soon becomes apparent that the sharks are still in the area and in turn we all manage to lose our catches to those thieving *******s. Only ...
... to be the strangest – internationally recognised designer toilet blocks in Kawakawa (The Hundertwasser toilets). We don’t fully know what we expected, sure it was unique, but at the same time, it was a toilet block. Mixed emotions!
Our campsite for the night neighboured another waterfall, Whangarei falls. These turned out to be slightly more attractive than Haruru falls, but to be honest we’ve been spoiled by some ...
... total. no still photos to show you as it's very difficult to know where they are next going to emerge . We managed to get some video but still having problems uploading video to blog.
we then carried on to the hole in the rock, which is a bit like Durdle door except the boat goes through it! It is quite a tight fit! ken decided to be on deck at the front for this venture but I was quite satisfied to watch from inside the ...
A bit of a delay this morning getting people off the ship as we are tendering this port but we were all sorted and ashore by 11am where we headed for the Waitangi treaty grounds which are about 20 minutes walk from where the tender dropped us off. The tender we got was one of the local ones which was helping out. It was a RIB with 3 huge outboards on the back, it was ...
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