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... the car.
There’s another Sterling 'van in the camp – an older tandem model. We didn’t get a chance to have a chat with them though. Tomorrow we’re off to Whangarei – better find some town clothes; something other than beach gear which is what we’ve been wearing.
Tea = Beef Tomato Pasta ...
... spent an extra 2 hours probably than the more direct route. About 2/3rds en route we decided to stop for a coffee & muffin. The view was fantastic from the elevated decking area of the tea room we chose (see pic). Arrived at our hotel around 5 & shown to our 'room with a view'. You can see how stunning it is from the pic attached. After travelling into town for a bite to eat & picking up some provisions, we are now taking in the view over ...
... dollars for the NZ dollars, no big deal as there were many ATMs around.
There was a craft market set up in the common and that is where we headed towards. Bill went to the library area to get his free WIFI. We checked out many of the booths and bought a few interesting items. As I love jewelry, I found a pair of earrings that were rather unique.
Rich decided it was best if he went and got the free WIFI while he had a chance. It was a ...
... Really good. The afternoon was spent in Russell. We took a ferry across the bay and wandered around the craft shops. As we were in Russell, we visited the oldest pub in NZ, the Duke of Marlborough, well, the one that was the first to get a licence. Had a very nice cold glass, or 'handle' of cider. Definitely worth a second visit at some point in the ...
... We cooked chicken, lamb and sausages as well as herby potatoes and corn on the cob on the bbq all with a clear evening and a beautiful backdrop. We rounded off with marshmallows on skewers before packing Chloe off to bed. Finally the Pointless travel game which Rachel and I have carried all this way got brought out and after several rounds we moved on to Pandemic before finishing off with a couple more rounds of Pointless. Good times.
A rainy day in the bay. Time to ...