Slipper Island Resort
TripAdvisor Reviews Slipper Island Resort North Island
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... wifi and lots of tourists in Paihi but while partly cloudy, now fine and warm. Back to the boat for some packing then our last dinner and show. Tomorrow early we dock and disembark in Auckland. Auckland Dark when we docked so saw sunrise for the first time but off the boat by 8:30am I will give an update on our NZ journey in the next couple of days, but suffice to say we have a car and just arrived in Coromandel Peninsular. Happy ...
... where do we dig? Is it the whole beach or just a section? It seemed no matter where we stuck our spade, cold sandy water greeted us. This was made even more infuriating by the presence of a coach tour – all twenty or so of them sitting in steaming water whilst there guide dug like a man possessed. Many around us opted for the “can’t beat them, join them approach” and like dirty nest stealers swarmed into the growing pool, ...
... off to a fabulous start. Shortly after scraping the suit case on one wheel, the other fell off. To be fair it was a really cheap case and she had thrown her other big ruck sack away as it took up too much room. She'd even joked that perhaps she should have kept it - just in case. Oh we laughed. I was getting all hot and sweaty wearing a billion layers with a ruck sack on my back a great big had bag lugging a 10 tonne case. I rushed ahead to make sure the bus wasn't there and Daisy ...
... in one day. Only a 15 minute drive from Tauranga we expected to get there, it be a big hill and that be it. We didn't expect there to be a really nice town area with cafés, shops and bars all around, and the beach! That was one of those beaches that deserved a park up and walk along it! We didn't have enough time to walk up Mt Maunganui but walking along the beach kept us happy, it was a bit windy and the sky wasn't as clear as the previous couple of days, this still ...
... that this was not the outcome, otherwise I’m sure you’d be confused as to why you’re reading this entry right now. It was of course an incredible experience, but one I should like to do again in the future...sober..
Colder and colder it gets
I was ill equipped for the cold, and New Zealand is certainly not a warm place in the winter. The temperature plummeted the further south we ventured, and snow became a common sight. My ...
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