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... he was greeted with animosity from the resident Maori tribes and so continued on his journey around the coast, landing at various small inlets, until he landed on the northern edge of the East Cape where he was met with a more welcoming attitude and given food and supplies by the locals. He named the second area The Bay of Plenty, and due to his less friendly experience, he named the first Poverty Bay, both titles which now still stand today. Cooks ...
Sunday we packed up our trunks and moved out of the Mount Maunganui house to start our 'road trip' to the East Cape. First stop was Opotiki via Whakatane, the latter being rather more interesting than the former. Opotiki is a rather rundown, sprawling sort of town without a real seaside feel as the town is set back a bit from the coast and the access is not good. Difficult to see how they are going to attract ...
... a small area to sleep on and that area was sloped a bit and had rocks all over it. I put a surfboard bag down for some cushion and then a small camping pad. The only thing that could ruin this night would be rain. That would make for probably the most miserable night of my life. Camping on that rock was one of the highlights of the trip so far for me. It was pitch black up there and all I could hear was the waves below me. ...
As you may remember, last I was writing, Jonathan and I had made it home safely after my fear of heights stopped me dead in my tracks and forced me to retreat home while Stephan, Lauren, Hailey, and Lulu continued the trek.
Jane stopped by a little bit after we were relaxing and surfing the internet, and asked what happened and if everyone else was still walking. We had a nice little visit. She was angry at Lulu (her little dog) for following us ...
... and today we are cruising again and enjoying our life here in beautiful NZ!!
There is no real plan for the next few days, the only thing we know is that we catch the ferry in Wellington on Monday, discovering the south island for a few weeks. It's going to be cooooold down there... After constant 30-45 degrees in Australia we should get used to such temperatures again ;)
Cheers from somewhere between hundreds of green hills ...
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