Bali Hai Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... we decided to get our grocery shop out of the way. We walked to Countdown and picked up supplies for all our meals here, costing us £10 each for quite a lot of meals. Yeah New Zealand is expensive but managed correctly, it can be done! We had spaghetti on cheese and toast for lunch and it did the job. Yum yums!!
We had the afternoon free so we decided to go on a little walk and take in all of the sites. New Zealand is a beautiful country and we ...
... park we stopped as the skipper had spotted a penguin! It was a blue penguin and was absolutely tiny, quite cute in fact! We made our way to a place called Anchorage, which was basically a bay where loads of boats moored up because it's quite sheltered. Even though it was in the middle of no where there were places you could camp, which looked amazing! If I'd known that I would of loved to have done it! Anyway, we sorted out some of the gear and began the 1 1/2 hour ...
... not exact, leading to over a century of misunderstanding and grievance between the native Maori and the European settlers. Some claims are still being settled to this day. The treaty ground was where it all happened inn 1840. We toured the grounds and then saw a cultural performance of dancing and singing. Very interesting. Also the war canoes used by the Maori were very impressive, built from a single tree trunk.
Made a simple lunch in our room (eating out ...
... eaten alfresco and happened across a man in the road side with a mobile coffee van so we finished off with coffee, chai latte and hot chocolate! The afternoon concluded with visits to the Ancient Kauri workshop where we saw the oldest fossilised Kauri tree which had been carved into a stairwell in the shop area. Finally we visited the Kauri forest which was subtropical and we were able to view Kauri trees in various stages of ...
... We then returned to the "Duke of Marlborough" for a delicious supper at the front of the outside of the restaurant facing the ocean. We reflected on the pleasure of seeing so much of the Bay of Island by sea and how sunshine improves most things, We then caught the ferry back to Paihia. It was a spirited departure with the ferry hitting the quay several times. We walked back to Chalet Romantica and after a cup of tea admiring the view from our balcony went to bed and slept ...