Bali Hai Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... dire unfortunately, it had been quite breezy since I'd been in Paihia, but today was even worse. The boat was fairly small but nippy, and the captain didn't mess around on the journeys to the various marks! They were a bit bumpy to say the least, especially because of the big swells. Anyway, the trip was meant to last 6 hours however it ended up lasting a bit longer because it was a slow morning. I had a big pull from a fish early in the morning and my bait had been ...
... caught me as I heard her utter ....Oh Ok ! So gathering my dignity I wandered down to the pointy end and sat down with aforesaid life jacket and lap belt and counted my nine lives !! So arrived at Russell cold, hungry and bad hair day yet again, but as I wasn't going to see any of these people again what the hell... Lol I could hear Steve's stomach so we stopped at the nearest cafe and plonked ourselves down. Now there were some tables practically on the shaley ...
... it is disrupted. So it glows bright neon green. They called it swimming through phosphorescence. No pictures could be taken, too hard to get a picture, it can only be seen and experienced. So amazing. We stayed the night on board the rock where Adam and I had our own little cabin room with a balcony and amazing views. In the morning we had a nice breakfast and than got our snorkel gear on. Went and snorkelled around mussel rock, caught with our bare hands ...
... broke down. We had to flag down another bus and get towed to the nearest 'exit' before the company sent another bus to rescue us. After that bit of drama we headed to the sand dunes to let of a bit of steam sand surfing. It was totally exhausting walking up the dunes and a serious workout, but the thrill of coming down was enough to send me up twice. Another insane view and surrounding but it really felt like we were in another country.
After that thrill, we stopped ...
... as well as the busy container port. Approximately 1.1m people live in Aukland and it feels like a small, compact city. The circa 30min ferry ride brought us to the extraordinary volcanic island of Rangitoto. The island emerged approximately 800 years ago as a result of a volcanic eruption. Beyond the landing we boarded a trailer pulled by a tractor. The guide/driver introduced himself as Richard and gave us an interesting and ...