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... pleasant. (Barry told us we wouldn't need a fleece as the volcano would be very hot. Well done to Norma and Kath for ignoring him as I was so cold in just my rain jacket I really couldn't wait to get back to the boat). However, it is a very special experience and gradually the rain eased making the whole experience much more pleasurable. Another adventure as we get back on the dingy just eight at a time to return to our boat for lunch having first ...
... no picnic or viewpoint stops. So very few photos. We are now in Gisbourne, we are going to a small museum just up from the campsite with WW1 and 2 civilian and military vehicles. Probably another quaint affair but perhaps I should not prejudge ...
... river where you can wash naked if you like?' To which we rather hastily replied 'erh no ta' He then drove off to our relief!
We had a quick cereal and egg on toast breakfast before setting off for Mahia beach. As we approached the beach Bobby pulled up alongside us and challenged Chris and us to drive up onto the sand. Us girls were adamant that it was a bad idea and thankfully Chris listened to us and didn't attempt it ...
... 3 tablespoons brown sugar
· 1 teaspoon ground ginger
· ½ teaspoon curry powder
· ½ teaspoon mixed spice
· ½ teaspoon salt
· Freshly ground black pepper
· ¼ cup vinegar
· ¼ cup sherry or red wine
· 1 tablespoon L&P sauce
· 1 tablespoon soy sauce
· 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
· 1 lemon, ...
... I managed to pick it up from the map, but the whole coast had some spectacular scenery; rocky beaches, deep gorges and bush covered mountains. The cape is very Maori centred and some places were a little too heavy with the - ' this belongs to us' theme, however whenever we stopped and got into conversation with the local Maori they were always friendly and helpful and interested in what we were doing and where we came ...