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... gets all swirled up because of the cross currents. Stunning. On the way back we drove for about 70km on 90 mile beach. I know I'm mixing up my metric and imperial there and also misleading you on the 90 mile bit. It is actually 68miles and when operational the rules of a highway operate!! It just went on and on and on. My only other excursion in the BofI was to go dolphin watching.. Simply AWESOME. We saw them within ...
It was a cold one this morning waking up in our campervan. Mike jumped out of bed and quickly turned on the electric heater to warm up the van, as us girls refused to get out of bed until the van was at least a few degrees warmer. We did our usual morning routine, and were greeted by wild Kiwi birds roaming freely outside our door.As mentioned on yesterday’s blog, today was the dreaded 4 hour Fuller’s boat cruise around the Bay of Islands, with the promise of a ...
... a rainbow count!
We arrived in Paihia shortly after noon, and checked into the Dolphin Motel. We were both glad to see that our room here is much bigger, and even includes a microwave and fridge :). We walked down the main street, and stopped for some lunch at a local cafe where Natalie had a salad and Jeff had "American" hot dogs.
After lunch, we decided to walk to the Waitangi Treaty ...
Cape Brett Lighthouse looked quite similar to the Cape Reinga lighthouse. There was an original light keepers house just below the lighthouse.
We had a quick stopover at Urupukapuka Island where Jason and Nick climbed a massive hill and got some awesome shots overlooking the Bay Of Islands. Amy and I managed to get half way up. The photos really don't show how steep it ...
... class on Monday so we found a computer (lack of wifi in NZ is annoying!) and booked ourselves a bus home. We also discovered 'book me NZ' - a great activities deal site, and booked ourselves a 50% off boat tour for the next morning. We made dinner in the hostel again and then went into town and found a nice restaurant to have desert. We decided to share two hot chocolate brownies and ice cream between us and they were amazing! Then it was an early night for us before our 9am boat ...