Island View Garden Retreat
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... they are swearing all the time. Their information centres are called i sites and are very informative. I know that's there purpose...while at our first I-site Jarrod spotted an owl, which Sybilla has now in her procession. We went into town and looked at the clock museum (not actually in it though). We all loved the waterfall we visited. Absolutely beautiful and blissful too. It was one that you could (if we came earlier), swim ...
... from Leo, we put on our bathing suits, and off we went - the water was COLD! but we got to the end of the first two caves. At the end of the second cave, if you looked up you could see some light, so I did a bit of rock climbing and managed to get out! It was cool, but I guess not a lot of people had done it before as I couldn't see a clear path back to the beginning. I climbed back down, and we traveled back the way we came. We stopped for lunch before the third ...
... at the back packers bar next door to us. They played some great tunes and had some decent drinks deals on. I had my eye on a rather tall, dashing fellow but couldn't be bothered to speak to him. As the night went on he pondered over to me and started chatting. He looked a bit like Channing Tatum but had a gap in his teeth (which was a bit of a downer) and he was more lanky. However, his name was Mike so he can be called Magic Mike. Anyway it's a rather boring story because he was ...
... Finally one of sailors chanced his arm and was in to his life story, potted version, when I came back, not even distracted by Emma being nice enough to start to ask him about the sailing. I've started so I'll stop when you continue talking regardless.
I finished a great day star spotting, realising I'd not looked up into NZ's clear skies. Nicki was able to tell me a few of the constellations but neither of us able to find Orion's Belt. He'll have to sort his own clothing out in the ...
... 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 ...
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