Bushland Park Lodge & Nickel Strausse
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We drove all the way to Wairoa and stayed at Bushdale Farm Backpacker it was pretty sweet we were the only people staying there which was basically a house on a farm. We drove another hour to Te Urewera National Park and did a short hike to a look out point before it got dark. We trired to find the beach whcih was inapropriatley named Sandy Bay - …
... now and then, when the water beneath the sand was unveiled, it was like a gush of volcanic lava was washing over our feet. The temperature of it was insane; once we had made ourselves a hole and a barrier to keep the sea water from getting in we undressed and attempted to get climb in. It was so uncomfortable at first; even though it was freezing, rainy and windy, and I would have killed for a hot bath, it was like being dipped into a ...
... up a bottle of wine (cheapest they
had but still pretty pricey) and some burgers (incase the scheduled
fishing trip proved fruitless). After approximately 4minutes of
resting up my little legs, Pete got restless and wanted to make some
roti (chapatis)! So off we went to the local kitchen with his dough
filled with flavour and I rolled whilst he cooked. Although they’re
never quite the same texture as back home, they are always so ...
... on way back. Lots of people there with spades. I sat in a spot with 2 doctor's wives who were in NZ on sabbaticals fron Oz and USA. Also chatted with a lady from Norway. I dug with my feet and the sand was very hot underneath! Amazing. On return to motel tried out jacuzzi - wonderful especially as my back has been painful today - Roger slept like a ...
... something i have always wanted to do. They have a class coming up soon apparently and i am now on their mailing list (along with so many others). We lunched at Ohinemuri Wine Estate (its in the entertainment book) and had a very lovely gropher meal. Yet to work out how to put the picture of the meal up as i am working off Barrys iphone ...
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