Waikanae Beach Motel
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Very comfortable rooms.
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... this sounds, but you guys are just going to have to deal with it, because it's what really happened. Deal. With. The. Real.
After the arboretum, we had a two and a half hour drive to Whakatane, where we're staying for the night. And we're eating in again, making this the third night in a row that we're cooking! This evening's meal is ground pork and fettuccine with a plum tomato and mascarpone sauce. Who needs restaurants???
... back now. The bush is lovely and full of large Nikau Palms. The recent rain had made the track slippery in places and the wetness of the leaves made the greenness of the bush seem more vibrant. The terrain was a mix of old wooden stairs and natural tree roots providing interest along the path. I think the kids ended up enjoying the excursion although they tell me quite firmly that they did not. One hour and eighteen minutes later we made it back to ...
... if we drowned. Climbing out of the dingy and up a metal ladder was another challenge with such a swell but a short clamber and we are soon able to join our guide and given advice in using our gas masks. We are also given safety instructions in case of any eruption. The colours are stunning and particularly the bright yellow sulphur rock. On our last visit we didn't need the masks but today the acidic air seemed much worse and the icy rain beating down ...
... blueberry muffin she has ever had, slightly crispy on outside, slightly sour berries and white chocolate at base. In conversation with kiwis from Aukland and Turangi. They had just travelled along an unsealed road for 40 km and it had taken them 4 hours. Single file all the way with sheer drops either side. It would have been interesting to go on that road but once you have started you cannot turn around and reversing has its own dangers! On to ...
... the rod. Our previous one may have naughtily bathed in some water and rusted... ahem. With new reel for the fishing rod and nowhere to fish, we did the next best thing and treated ourselves to some sushi.
One piece that we chose was called "The Kiss of Fire" and living up to its name, it left both ZoŽ and I in need of some cooling refreshment. Even after a large super thick strawberry milkshake, the warmth could still be ...