Tuscany on Thames
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This entry is coming from Tarah and Brent's house. They are friends we made on the Europe trip two years ago and are my hosts until Saturday. I made the trip up along the Coromandel peninsula this morning. There were some beautiful views on the way up. Tarah had warned me that the road was windy but I had no idea just how much. It did mean that there were some fabulous views and the rain clouds stayed away long ...
... quite rugged and we saw the modern building far different from what we had been led to believe . As all NZ houses its wood with corrugated iron roof. Keith has worked so hard metal spiral staircases to mez and decking all around and a lovely rose garden. Al and Els have a barn conversation in Keith's ground so sweet. He also has barns to store his jet skis and Ells horse is in the paddock nearby. We had a tasty rice and lamb supper with loads of wine and chat.. Then off for a good ...
... was a dud but we did get to work and a Vodaphone one just in case the spark one did die on us. We knew the spark one only lasted a month and it did then Steve changed it to the Vodaphone one. Oh dear so the civil servant came out in him as nowhere did it say it only lasted and month and poof you'd lost any residue on the card. Well I sat in the bar having my third glass of beer as he had disappeared into the back to phone Vodaphone to complain and get his credit back. When a ...
... windsurfers, kite surfers all enjoying the amazing weather.
Early start to catch the ferry, but when we got there the ramp had jammed on the incoming boat!
So - a bit of a delay, but we made it to Waiheke by mid morning. A lovely sail across the bay, past lots of little islands.
Off to explore Waiheke now. More in next blog
Having a great time, but missing everyone. XX
Stayed for 3 nights in the lovely town of Thames, cleanest hostel we have stayed in, more like a lodge. The owners lived on site and it made all the difference.
We tramped to the Pinnacles, a 6.5 hour hike up to 800 metres and then back down. The return was more challenging and it took us 3 days to recover, our knees and calves so painful.
We found the other guests so friendly, very different atmosphere. ...