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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
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... had about half an hour to eat in there. The fish was freshly caught, and it was really nice with good batter, but the chips didn't beat good old English chip shop chips! Once we'd eaten, we got back on the bus and were about an hour away from Paihia. We were dropped off outside the hostel and everyone was desperate to have a warm shower, so all 8 of us in our room took it in turns to have a nice warm shower. Again, most of us had an early night and were in bed by 9.30pm after our long ...
... no problem, see it all the time! Now with us Green with envy his wife concludes her update and then starts showing us pics of what it is like at home on her Facebook. A neighbour has taken a pic of their car smothered in snow must be 6 ft and he said that probably fell just in a weekend. Another pic of their neighbour with his snow blower clearing a path to their house. Snow piling up either side. They then told us they have spent the three winter months jan - March, for the last ...
... as well as the busy container port. Approximately 1.1m people live in Aukland and it feels like a small, compact city. The circa 30min ferry ride brought us to the extraordinary volcanic island of Rangitoto. The island emerged approximately 800 years ago as a result of a volcanic eruption. Beyond the landing we boarded a trailer pulled by a tractor. The guide/driver introduced himself as Richard and gave us an interesting and ...
... the mist and rain. Eventually, out of the gloom, the lighthouse finally appears. The turbulence associated with the joining of two large bodies of water is evident when we look below the cliffs. A lonely NZ Christmas tree, grows out of the rock on the lowest edge of the cliff, seemingly oblivious to the incongruity of such a miracle. The signage along the track is excellent, and the sacred nature of this environment to the ...
... certainly slows the boat down.
Had a wander through the centre of town, which is a strange place in that it has scalding thermal pools bubbling up all over the place, even through the pavement in places! Our evening was spent at a Maori cultural village watching traditional dance, songs and games from the past. As always it was a little contrived but was fun and we certainly got our money's worth on the buffet.
Headed off to Waitomo via the luge in Rotorua, basically ...