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... br> The grounds and gardens are lovely and there is a great view across to Russell.
We then walked to the pier to catch the ferry across to Russell and our hotel for the next two nights.
Dinner was in the restaurant a few doors down after which we retired for the night. There's a wedding in the hotel and fireworks are going off at the moment, luckily we can't hear the thump of the ...
... also hear (without seeing) a lot of birds and...bugs. We have however never felt threatened by spiders, snakes or anything else. We didn't see any.
The walk was quite demanding as we kept on going up and down hills but we have no regrets.
Only a small one : even though we were in a Kiwi zone, we didn't get to see one...They primarily come out at night anyway. Still it would have been nice to see one.
We thought there would be places to stop on the way to ...
... fishing line started running which meant they caught a fish. I was getting a bit distracted and tried hard not to let the fact some huge sea bass with fish juice casually waving around/dribbling above my head. Everyone else was looking at it and taking photos and I was deep in concentration trying hard not to cause me to capsize or something awful (do you know how hard that was?). I did good concentrating though. I kept making way towards a landmark but being ...
... anything to go by. However, a third of New Zealanders live in the area, about 1.5 million.
The views from the road get more and more attractive as we progress north and by the time we are close to our destination we are by the coast and can see coastal hills and attractive beaches. Russell is a tiny place but quite picturesque: it was ...
... in New Zealand just north of Auckland, and thankfully we were driving in the opposite direction!
When we arrived at the Admiral's View Lodge, we were quite tired out. We decided to order a bit of pizza and just settle in and plan our next few days in the North! We should have some great weather to end our trip, and we're keen to get outside and enjoy it.
We can't believe this is the last stop before Auckland... where did the time go?