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And so the end of my travels was fast approaching and I arrived in New Plymouth from Whakapapa in poor weather and grey skies. I decided to come here as I thought there was probably more to the place than I thought last time. I was wrong but it wasn't too bad. Due to the weather I just visited the art gallery and the museum.
The art gallery was very good with excellent exhibits from Asia and the museum wiled away a couple of hours but I'd seen it all before ...
... we had a little look inside but we didn't delve
too deep as it looked a little bit beyond us and we were lacking the
right kind of gear. Apparently the caves at Waitimo are more designed
for tourists so we'll give those a go instead. From there, we drove a
relatively short distance to Tutakaka a small village with close
proximity to the Poor Knight Islands.
lots of love,
Andrew and Lizzie
... Musket Wars in the 1800s. We haven’t come across any ourselves yet, but finding human bones in the sand is commonplace here as the dunes are eroded by the wind and the waves.
A big part of volunteering here has revolved around the farm, where the Moretti’s keep 400 cattle, plus Paul’s flock of sheep and a solitary horse that now thinks it’s a cow. We’ve really enjoyed helping out on the farm with the herding ...
... down the main street. We stipped for a coffee at the aptly named Trainspotters Cafe but no trains passed while we were there. We then moved onto some hot springs called Ngawha Springs. I was really excited about the springs as I was feeling so cold, the thoughts of getting some hot into my veins was very appealing. However, nothing could prepare me for the stench of sulpher and other minerals as we pulled upto ...
Up to Whangarei for game #2 of our set of 3 games - Canada vs. Tonga. I had convinced Jennie to come to this one. We had general admission tickets, so it was going to be casual, fun, and crazy, and boy, was it ever! The entire Northland region had chosen Canada, Tonga, and Japan as their adoptive teams for the World Cup, and since we all have red and white flags, the theme was "Paint it Red". Even if you're a die-hard ...