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Rest Day(s) - When I took a bus tour to Cape Reinga on my rest day in Kaitaia, the day had such nice weather so, of course, I awoke the next morning to pouring rain. So I just had to take another rest day and I did nothing, except eat.
Day 6 - After a boring day of nothing, it was nice to find the morning a bit drier than the day before. So Nelson and ...
... and said you need the doc mate, made an appointment with the local Medical Centre for an 8 0'clock appointment and even drove me down there. Cutting a bit of a long story short now on four different types of tablets started that evening. The doctor (an ex army Brit) brought me back to the van in his car. Such a good bloke!!! During the late evening while checking my emails, noticed a mail from Christine's niece asking that she should call here ...
Culli the campervan is dead, long live…Toad II. Our oddly named campervan replacement arrived to us around 12 the next day. We wasted little time in throwing our stuff into the back and hitting the road, although there was that nagging part of us that couldn’t help but wonder, what happened to Toad 1? Our plan for the rest of the day was to achieve what we’d failed to do the previous, visit the giant kauri tree’s ...
... beach, which is actually only 55miles long.. We drove up the beach for about 40mins, had a picture stop then carried on to the sand dumes, as the other bus didn't want to go sand boarding on the big ones my bus went on them.. The trek up to the top was a killer, and on my first turn I just spun the whole way down, then on my second go I started to get the hang of it and on my third go I was amazing.. Infact I was in the lead of the ...
... rosť (it was less dear than the Kiwi’s own).
So yesterday lunchtime arrived along with the cavalry (in the form of an ex-pat Scot, Rick and his gearbox warlock, Mark). After some umming and arghing, some prodding and poking, they gave us their verdict. Twas not great.
Leaky oil, on to hot bits of engine, poisonous gases and of course the full invasive surgery of the gearbox that would be required, led to the conclusion that ...