Columbia Serviced Apartments
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... busses, and attractions that I will only over time forget. This wasn’t the trip I needed. This wasn’t the adventure I wanted. This wasn’t the story I wanted.
My plan was to backpack around Australia WOOFing or working for strangers for room and board. Then I started to doubt myself. I had already signed up to work for one host, but what if we didn’t get along. They lived in the middle of nowhere. It was a risk to ...
... they look after the sick fish which was sad. Then we met with Michelle the "penguin lady" and we got our kit on - wellie boots, waterproof over trousers, a fleece, hat and scarf. Once ready we had a brief talk about penguins and then headed out into the ice. We sat on a rock in the front of the enclosure and waited for the penguins (gentoos and kings) to come to us. Which they did. Tody the king of the enclosure came up to me - slowly as he has arthritis ...
... of Maori life. It was so interesting! Joe was nominated as chief of our 'tribe' and had to be accepted into the Maori. We learnt the Haka which was terrifying to watch but so amazing and ate a meal that was cooked in a hole in the ground, essentially it was a roast dinner but so much better. We went back to the hostel after that and had a cheeky few at lava bar. The journey back to the hostel was hilarious, the driver made people from different countries sing songs ...
... literally backed on to the Simpson beach and blew
us away, as did their exceedingly generous hospitality for the 3 nights we
stayed. Lending us their bikes to go explore we cycles 55 km to the stunning
Cathedral Cove and Hot Water beach. Such nice people, each one different, kind
and full of life.
This time in NZ has been a refreshing reminder of why I love traveling, and has given me
the fuel I feel will be needed for ...
... lovely views – I hope they get it up and running shortly and, in the meantime, make sure that the right hand knows what the left hand is doing!
On Thursday morning, after a lovely swim, we drove to another beautiful park – Tapapakanga (ta-papa kanga) where we spent yet another 24 hours of sunbathing, reading and swimming – having the place pretty much to ourselves. Before we left we walked around the park, visiting the "historic" ...