Tourist Court Motel
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As today is basically another transit day Cheryl has let me do this blog. It should only about an hour from Rotorua to Whakatane so there was no rush. Whatatane is on the north coast of New Zealand with nothing really north of it apart from thousands of miles of the Pacific Ocean. So it was an easy start to the day with the car packed by 9:30. We …
... but relieved that I had taken out "Peace of Mind" additional insurance to avoid any excess charges in the event of an accident. The hotel team welcomed us back which was nice and we went to our room and sorted out our dirty washing and luggage. After this enjoyed supper at "Lava" and we're the restaurant's last guests before retiring for bed and setting our alarm clock for 4 am so that we could get to Aukland airport and flying to Queenstown, South ...
... we've been venturing out to explore our new stomping grounds. It has not taken long to reconfirm that when cycling, it will always be more uphill and windier on the way back; I have also found this to be the case with trail running - with more stairs on the way back than the way out. Last weekend, we did a day trip to Tarawera Falls - about 50kms from here; it's really beautiful place, we're hoping to do another day hike and camp out around the ...
... and cover it with hessian sacks and lots of dirt to keep the heat in from really hot rocks sitting at the bottom of the hole. The food tasted amazing once we got it out of the ground and we all went up for seconds. The less we ate, however, meant more food for locals kids, as whatever we didn't eat, we packed up into portions to be taken to the local school so they could have a decent meal. The lodge had been set up to give back ...
... We were very pleasantly surprised when we checked in and were shown to our "room". It wasn't a room at all. We had forgotten we had booked a two bedroom apartment for our two nights in Ohope. We had a large kitchen/diner/lounge and there were patio doors opening onto balconies at each end of that room. One balcony overlooked the sea and the other overlooked the lagoon. Ohope. Beach is located on the sand spit separating the lagoon from the sea. On a practical note ...