The Grand Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Banquet room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Day 31 - First - The highway
After our big hiking adventure in the Tongariro Crossing, it was not such an early start the next morning. But Martin and I eventually mounted up and were away down SH4 for a quite pleasant 30km ride on a sealed highway to the village of Horopitp.
Day 31 - Second - The gravel
Soon after the village of Horopitp we turned into Middle Road. This wasn't a particularly great ...
... Smelly drop toilets, a picnic table and a cooking shelter consisting of just a table, a bench and a tank water tap are the only facilities provided. The biggest concern for most of the gear hirers though were not the toilets or even the resident rats waiting to attack anything resembling food. They were the river conditions.
Because of the dry weather the river had dropped considerably and this meant many more rapids than usual. So it was a sense ...
During the afternoon we had “kicking a rugby ball over a rugby goal post” - all invited. No I didn't, neither did Jeremy – since his knee op he has had to give up marathon running and competition rugby... Then Secret Santa... sigh.... I suppose there isn't much you can get for $5
(around £2.50) but pulease! A set of four ceramic canisters (in a wooden stand) about 4” high, labelled Flour, Flour, ...
Well what a beautiful unexpected day! We had a day up our sleeves as I forgot we had to be out of our time share Friday, not Saturday! So we have two days to get to Wanganui....thought of going north but a huge cyclone Lusi is coming to north North island so we headed south! We stopped in Turangi at end of lake Taupo and went for a walk along the river....major river that ...
... over 100 years ago and was reclaimed and restored as part of a millennium project. The views as we meandered up river were lovely and Paula and I just relaxed in the sunshine with Paula giving me interesting info and Mairi folklore from time to time. The boys however were on a mission and went down to the boiler room to see how it all worked and then Paul took to the helm and received his assistant skipper's certificate for 'not steering into the bank, going aground ...