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... at Western! She had been in New Zealand since February doing a semester abroad in Dunedin, and was not at all looking forward to heading back to Canada shortly.
After dropping by a cafe for some coffee, we drove to 90 Mile Beach on the west side of the peninsula. We learned that the name itself is a misnomer as the beach is only around 55 miles long (90 km??). The beach is also usable as a highway, and so to ...
... us to see the sights of this two-horse place and I even have time to visit the local Museum. Then its back into the car for the return ferry trip to our house in Opua. Day 6: We decide on a leisurely lie in and then drive into nearby Paiha for a walk around the town and a look at the sights. Despite being a little larger than Opua and Russell (this place even has a Countdown (ie Woolies) supermarket) it doesn't take long to see everything and we soon ...
... just outside the town of Paihia.
To finish the day we walked from our motel to a local ice-cream palour where we all a 3 scoop ice-cream in a cup. I ordered 'Feijoa', Ferrerro Roche and cookie & cream flavours, Jason ordered Feijoa and apple pie flavoured, Amy got salted caramel, apple pie and latte macchiato flavours and Nick got blood orange, watermelon and salted caramel. YUM! ...
... br> Then on to one of the islands for a break of an hour when we walked to a high lookout for yet more great views of the bay. then back on board a glass of Sauvignon and back to Paihia for takeaway fish and chips in our motel apartment.
On Friday we caught the ferry across the bay to Russell which is only about 15 minutes away By ferry but about one hundred km by road.This is a delightful little historic town with a ...
... province on file. This serves as sort of a fingerprint, to track individual dolphins. The comparison is made visually, mostly. There's probably some room for computer vision experts to help out here, when the collection gets larger.
Finally, we got back, did some shopping and cooked our first meal in new Zealand: pasta!
I'll fix up some more photo's, made by my friends later on :)