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We arrive in Paihia late afternoon, after diving the Poor Knights, and we're both pretty tired – we chill out with a glass of wine on the balcony (it’s rare we have one so we like to use 'em when we do!) and have an early night.
We explore the town the next morning. It’s small, so doesn’t take too long. First stop …
... a quick walk to the summit for some great views over the islands. During the trip we stopped off at one island which had a stone cross commemorating the first Christian sermon taught there. The captain told us the slightly familiar sounding story about the Reverend Samuel Marsden. Apparently a Maori chief had travelled to London to meet the King but had been denied an audience. On the voyage home he was not treated well and took ill. An Australian minister, the Rev ...
... makes them quite misleading to how far places are- 14km later I made it to the falls and back and then chilled around in town for a bit. They had a music festival on, which was actually terrible, and so I headed back to the youth hostel, where you could almost not hear the music! On Sunday I got the ferry across to Russel, the first capital of New Zealand. It is now a very small town but is popular due to its beauty and a good view point across the bay of islands, it ...
... sporting smears of Irish flag paint! From New Plymouth I hopped on an intercity towards Hamilton to meet Rikki who I had been talking to previously and who had a spare seat in the car for a mini road trip! We made rough plans and headed up towards the bay of islands the next day. What has followed has so far has been 5 days of ...pink sheep, Zion lion sanctuary, a random night out with the locals in Paiha, a night sleeping in the car in a doc ...
... it! So I just ran to the rock and jumped straight off not really realising that Johanna had only just gone in so I ended up landing around 2 metres away from her! Safe to say I scared the **** out of her! Next time I jumped I made sure there was no one in the water lol
None of us felt the eels which we were very grateful and none of us lost our swimwear, although mine did make a bit of a break for it a one point! There was a Maori family there as well but they ...