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... The island is only about 35 mins catamaran ride from Auckland and some people live there and commute daily. Not a bad place to live!
In the evening Mike and Mary cooked a lovely BBQ. Meat always tastes so good here and Mary concocts great salads and potato dishes. All outside on their decking with lovely views. The moon even decided to create a rainbow around it which we have never seen before!
... town, but with increasing use of machines to fell and transport the wood the town has become a drive throu service town for tourists. I continued to head down to Taupo and stopped at Toroko again linked to the wood industry as you can see by the carving from the Main Street. As I started to come down the hillside you could see the steam from the geothermal springs where there is a huge power station that supplies the national grid and I had arrived at Taupo.
Caught the ferry to Waiheke Island today. It had two attractions, some walking around the coast and quite a few wineries. The weather was still blustery and showery but we still set off around the coastal path with a winery visit as an incentive. The first winery was called Jurassic Ridge, the owner had worked in Nottingham for 28 years (in a hospital) ...
... Eigentümer gering zu halten.
· Das Auto in der Werkstatt checken lassen: Da wir beide nicht großartig viel Ahnung von Autos haben, war das ein Must-do für uns. Nach fast 2 Stunden Anspannung kam heraus, dass der Zahnriemen vermutlich nicht –wie vom Verkäufer versprochen- neu ist, die Vorderräder absolut abgenutzt sind, der Kolben (!?) kaputt ist und das Auto noch einige weitere Probleme und Problemchen hat.
... island was that of entering Jurassic Park. I was humming the theme tune and everything. It was a great place to detox from the city, which takes its tole on us simple country boys. I took a lot of great photos, and was thankful to have been invited along.
Whilst on the island Helen had let me know about a performance of the Auckland Youth Orchestra in the city hall, entitled 'Hungarian Folklore', which was free entry. After we returned to the mainland we headed back ...