Quality Hotel Emerald & Conference Centre
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Non-smoking rooms
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... to my publisher, Lisa. Then a few days later, I got an email from her asking if I'd sent the right file, she said I'd sent her an old file that'd already been published. Now admittedly, I had typed over an old file and my tablet must have forgotten to be loyal to it's owner and didn't save the file properly. It definitely wasn't my mistake. So folks, that's why this update has been a little slow in coming.
Day 38 - ...
... the beach before dinner. We don't make it all the way along the beach, in part because it's so long, but also because we are distracted by the driftwood that has been carved by the ocean into amazing pieces. There are also loads of shells, most of which are complete which is unusual. It's almost like being in a shop selling seaside souvenirs, except they're free!
The gentle lapping of waves are once again our soundtrack to go to bed ...
... they fledged, when they are three years old. Their plumage was still immature and so they had mottled brown feathers. We saw some being fed by parents on their return from fishing trips. There were always a number of adults flying back to the colony from a sortie out to sea. As there was very little wind they were finding it difficult to land and most had to circle a couple of times. They came in with feet outstretched to help to slow themselves. Since the colony is ...
... to the sea. What to do at such a location, admire the view. . . This is New Zealand, you get something to lie on and whiz down it!! The cost....nothing, just turn up and go for it. Hiring a couple of padded mats we made a beeline for the place. When we first arrived there were just a couple of locals there, the river was freezing but it was addictive fun and we kept having "Just one more go" before leaving as an ordinary family estate car pulled ...
... I have ever seen. From the rock formations either side we figured out that this was the definitely Freddies mural and parked up in the campsite on the beach and wondered along the pier to sit and the end and do some more fishing. Unsuccessful for me but Lucy caught a few tiddlers (think she may be hooked!) none of which big enough to eat though. Not a problem as yet again, we were sat with a stunning view of the sun setting over the bay, just soaking ...