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Apparently I'm hot in bed. Unfortunately not in the "50 Shades of Grey" manner but more the "You're big, hairy and boiling hot: get over your side!!" manner. But fortunately the jet lag seems to have disappeared although insect bites are being a pain. Today we drove for about seven hours south from KeriKeri down to Huntley stopping at a couple of …
... accommodation is in 4 bedded dorms set into the trees and costs $29 per bed, per night. It is ridiculously clean and has amazing showers. The afternoon was spent walking on the endless black sands at Wainui (meaning big water) beach. Some of our bus mates joined the surf school whilst others sat and watched the waves. Amongst them are Dutch, American, Canadian, every type of Scandinavian, German ...
... 8230;ok, I’ve said this before but NZ roads have got to be the twistiest roads on the planet. I swear there is only a total of 15 km of straight flat road (think Saskatchewan) all together in the entire country. The rest of your journey is a mix between race track and rally course inspired goodness. Not sure if they build them that way on purpose or not, but I’ve driven on custom-built race ...
Where to begin! Waking up at 5am having slept very badly due to spinal discomfort had my mindset placed in the "today is gonna suck" mode. So after making my bacon buttie and cup of tea, packing my tent down and loading the car back up (all of which took twice as long as I was in so much pain from my shoulder and back) I left the picturesque bay of islands for a days driving to get somewhere near to Waitomo Caves to hopefully see some glow worms. ...
Breakfast was the leftover spaghetti on the balcony for me with a nice view over the rolling hills of Paihia.
We had to pack up all our stuff, throw it in the car and drive just 5km down the hill and through the town to Waitangi, where on the 6th of February 1840 the contract (of Waitangi) was signed that handed over the lands of New Zealand from the Maori to the British Crown. Presumably the the chiefs of the different Maori tribes did not ...