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Helen was busy with her own stuff today, looking in to working or studying abroad; I think anything to get away. It's funny that I come to the other side of the world and find someone in a very similar situation to which I found myself just a few months ago; itching for change. Once you have been bitten by the bug of exploration, I think it is ever-present in your mind that you could be somewhere else, doing something amazing, and mediocrity will never again suffice.
GR: Friday saw the end of our stay at the hostel in town as we were off to spend the weekend with my Mum's aunt and cousin. During the day on Friday we did the very touristy thing of going to the cinema! Captain America was the film and we later learnt that my 80-something year old Great Aunt had also been to see it that same day. Ruari and I liked it but she wasn't a fan!
My basketball buddies will be jealous to learn that on Saturday we went ...
... It has since been dormant but on the island itself you are still able to see old lava flows and fields of igneous rock where the lava had settled and cooled.
We took a short ferry ride from Auckland harbour out to the island with some nice running commentary from the captain. The weather looked promising despite a grimmer forecast this morning. Once on the island we all tramped off into the bush, there was a lot of other people getting off with ...
... advice about jet lag we had a short nap and a shower before getting up and heading out for food and a quick look at Auckland. After a short scout round we found a Dominoes with some nice cheap $6 pizza! So that filled our night, food and early to bed.
The 9pm bed time may have helped a little with our body clocks not fully adjusted so we were back awake at 3 am, but with perseverance we got back to sleep and hopefully slept off the rest of our jet lag.
... and they don’t touch the ground so we have to go every sections and take some pieces of wood or something that make loud noises, under the nets and scared the birds. At the beginning I thought there were no birds but when you go under the nets you can that they hide in the grapes. Last time that we did it, there were over 35 birds in the entire vineyard that ate all the best grapes so we have to do this two or three time a ...
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