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... we saw a couple of crash landings and heard some resulting loud squabbles where they actually landed on another bird. Gannets mate for life and we could see that when one bird returned it would perform with its mate a complex pattern of head movements and mutual preening. When the three year olds return from Australia they don't find a mate immediately and generally must wait until they are about five. Until that time they have to hang around on the edge of the colony. They ...
... the vineyards, through the town to the beach. While we were driving around, looking for accommodation we saw a school crossing lollipop system. It was two 6 or 7 year old girls operating it! (Supervised, of course). Do the Lollipop ladies' Union support this blackleg action? Eventually, we decide to stay at the Top 10 and get a family chalet with all the facilities, including a dining table no less. All for £50. 100 yards from the beach. Short ...
... at the Art Deco Centre and got a quick lunch before doing the 3 hour drive to Gisborne which was very scenic but very windy. Got to Gisborne and did a nice walk along the beach and had a not so good steak for dinner before walking back and watching the ...
From Gisborne we travelled north to Tolaga Bay, stopping at Waihau on the way. This was a 5 k side trip to the coast and ended with a very isolated beach with a handful of houses. This is unspoilt as in, nobody does a thing to the beach and the driftwood logs pile up, which seems to be a feature of this east coast, wild and charming at the same time. Tolaga Bay was ...
... more popular beaches there and the beach was lined with all these crazy rock formations and caves. One of the beaches I went too was called hot water beach. If you dig down far enough in the sand you get to a hot pool of water. It's your own personal hot tub on the beach. It's a lot of work though and after 6 hours of driving and then hiking around I was in no mood to break my back digging in the sand.
The last couple days ...
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