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... the fish and the uneven floor of the ocean. I would love to do it again perhaps stay on this island for a night. One of the family with us in a mad keen diver and he said for him it was fantastic so 6 hour on the ocean for this was worth it. Such a long day so tired and on such a high it's a quick stop at macas for Adam and the boys then back to the resort for our last family dinner. It was a great day all round. Nous I say how much I enjoyed ...
... I think there are supposed to be more than 100 Islands. Pahai is also where the treaty grounds are where the Maoris and the Europeans signed the peace treaty.
We took the ferry over to Russell which is about a 30 minute ride. Many years ago Russell was the Capitol of New Zealand. It is an arty town with lots of nice ...
... s visit, cost $1,000,000. The whole thing is under 400m long, but Queenie wandered in a few metres, pronounced herself satisfied, posed for photos and was off. According to the stories, even the photos didn't come out so well, with the queen in front of enough of the sign to make it 'Mangina', considered rude enough to leave the pics on the cutting room floor. We entertained ourselves by taking more pictures for my "Tree!" collection, that being my caption for any tree ...
... mine wasn't too bad... Clean the fridge and freezer for me, whilst Ed cleaned inside of the oven. That was the morning jobs done, and then we had a mid morning snack and coffee. After Megan took the kids and us down to the beach to show us a couple of look outs. Megan goes running a few times a week in the morning along the beach, so even though they are not tourist signed posted look outs, they are local known and very good too. Just a couple of places that look out over ...
... dives but still enjoyed it (a part from the guy who kept having to get in the way of everything for a photo)
Finished the dive and then drove back to Auckland - our hostel was in a great suburb called Ponsonby surrounded by bars and restaurants so had a cheeky drink and a some Laotian food before turning into bed.
The next day we wandered down to the harbour to meet Claire's uncle Mark and his partner Trish who are on a cruise around NZ at the moment. We went to ...
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