The Grand Hotel
Travel Blogs from Whangarei
Let off some fireworks at Hannah's place. Went to Hannah's work and had a few interesting drinks. Was feeling pretty tipsy before long. Later went to the club and danced with a glow stick ring on my head (thanks Hannah?).
Time to hit the road and leave Auckland and the comfort of Chelseas lounge room floor and start making our way up North towards our next stint of volunteering. Booked tickets with Naked Bus from Auckland to Whangarei (pronounced Fungarei - as if things weren't confusing enough with mispronounced vowels there's the whole Wh / F thing to cope with). …
... In Colleens basement she had a bar & when I say bar I mean bar, it was like a proper pub! It had all the pub memorbilla & actually felt like we were in a proper pub, not someones basement! That evening we had dinner at Desīhouse & Paddy(Desībrother) & his family & Deborah (Desīsister in law, his brother Brendan was at a concert in Auckland!) came over! Was a right laugh slagging over & back the table!
Des took us to visit ...
Happy New Year! Thanks for all the lovely birthday messages, have barely had any signal for the past two days to respond! Since the last post we have been adventuring in the Far North, having gone dolphin watching (sadly no swimming as there were babies in the pod), sailing on an historic tall ship around the Bay Of Islands and then for the past two days we've been up on the Kari Kari peninsula attempting to kite surf but mainly ingesting copious ...
... us snorkelers
and the skipper went on the roof of the boat to learn about the islands and the fish we might see while the 3 divers got ready on the deck. Then it was our turn. Unfortunately I sat on the platform for maybe 5 minutes before I could get off, talking to myself and exorcizing those wretched demons but get off I did! I was then stuck like glue to the railing banishing the last of the buggers in my head............and then I let go!
I always knew that I would be ...
All was good. The facilities were good. The room size was good.
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