Aloha Seaview Resort Motel
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A very peaceful motel with extra amenities for the whole family including a pool, hot tub , picnic area with a view.
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Feb 26th Paihia Bay of Islands
We spent the morning cruising the Bay of Islands. There are about 140 islands of all sizes. Most are lush with vegetation, some just sheer rocks, black rocks. Lots of pleasure crafts just anchored in the different smaller bays. The highlight of the cruise called Dolphin Cruise was of course seeing a pod of bottled …
Feb. 25th paideia Bay of Islands North Island
Today we spent practically driving all day. I certainly don't complain because the scenery constantly change from mountains to rolling hills to sea shore to oh so green everywhere and lots and lots of farms. Yo have to love driving and to love NZ . Moshe doesn't mind driving but he misses his cruise …
... out we were spinning in a front flip motion that was terrifying! The jump was from 16,000 feet and we had 70 seconds of free fall!! The views were amazing over the bay of islands as we had such great weather, however it was quite difficult to breathe which was a bit of a distraction! Sunday night there was a bbq at the hostel, didn't eat much of the food as I haven't had an appetitive since being here but I had a great evening. Lots of beers were consumed with some ...
... this time was explaining that we were approaching the most photographed island in NZ and as he manoeuvred North South we got our first view of the hole. I must say it was quite a moving moment, we've had a few of these on our trip and the hole didn't let us down. I did take the IPad so I videoed us travelling through the hole to the other side with the commentary so unfortunately I can't tell you all the details, it's like a trailer for a movie , as I ...
... blind as to my final destination, which might have been a ditch or a tree!!! Thankfully, the windscreen integrity held and I managed to drive ok, despite the hole in the glass and spiders web of cracks now decorating my view till Avis swap my cars over. Now. Iv learnt that when Google maps says "3hrs 20 mins" travel time, what it aught to say is "plus 2 cause it's hot and hilly and it just takes longer!! A hell of a drive, but, the Bay is indeed a pretty place. And ...