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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 …
... Once we had had breakfast we went over to the surf school were we met our instructors. The surf school was made out of corrugated iron which made the rain sound a lot worse and did not keep in heat! We were taught how to stand on the board in 4 steps. We learnt them slowly at first the n sped up. Once we were happy standing up on dry lad. We went down to the beach, got our surf boards and into our wetsuits. It was still raining and really cold so the ...
... he asked me to go out and play pool with him I kindly declined and lied that I didn't like it wasn't any good (better than you thought aren't I Christopher!) I'd been told the best thing to actually do in Hamilton is to walk down by the river to Hamilton Gardens so that was my plan for the one full day I had. I set off in the morning (with no idea what to expect) and after about 15 minutes found that part of the river walkway was closed due to some sort of erosion damage, so ...
... We dropped down two gears and with the engine screaming, we just made it past before the lane ran out and the truck upon us.
Despite the rate at which we were heading down the road, we did get a good look at the Waitako River valley again and a hydro power plant at one end of a dam on the river. Its stunning countryside, especially when the radiata pine forests disappear and we have natural NZ forest or bushland.
Got to Waitomo about 3.15pm and so we ...
... enough to not cause a problem to NZ we saw signs of it's presence for the next 2 weeks. 1hr later after picking up all the other passengers and a chat at the Stray office about how it all works we were rattling south out of Auckland.
The rain continued to fall as we headed to our first stop over Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula. As we went we started to pick up more about our fellow passengers. Our driver Bluebird (later bluedragon) ...