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... The Cardinal from England says his phone bill runs 500,000 pounds a year. The Cardinal from France says his bill is the equivalent of $400,000. The Cardinals from the USA report their bills total $600,000. The Cardinal from New Zealand is quiet, then says, I don't understand, my bill is only $10 a year. Ahh, says the Pope, that's because you're already in heaven. That's all for this one folks. Next entry, our cruise to the Hole in the Rock in the Bay of ...
... t have had the means to visit without faithful Mary. We also have Marjorie a heart attack when we wilfully ventured down a gravel road to see Ninety Mile Beach, which is apparently a registered road. We weren't quite brave enough for driving amongst the waves just yet. The roads may be windy, ridiculously so in places, but the scenery was been beaut. We have also seen our fair share of wildlife; turkeys crossing the road, pukekos exploring the ...
... tent, we thought this might be slightly too imposing for our neighbours and maybe ruining the scenery.
As the tide was out we decided to walk along the ‘beach’ which was more like a sea bed floor than the golden sands we were used to in Australia. Nevertheless we were still pretty determined to get to the sea to paddle, even though when walking through the sand/mud which was sinking down past ...
... engine the like of which you see in the old westerns and Back to the Future 3 it was Awesome. For a few minutes our mouths were open and eyes transfixed on this spectacular site !! and this is what NZ is all about you never know what you are going to see next whether it be Jaw dropping scenery, the most unique wildlife and sea life to sights like a steam engine chugging down a Main Street. Awesome.
Paihia had some living up to do and it didn't disappoint. The ...
... to get to the Waipoura Forest where we should find all the old and big Kauri trees, but first we stopped at a wonderful view point from where we could overlook the mouth of the fjord.
These trees are known for their very big and fat trunk which also indicates why they are measured by the size of the tree (by volume) rather the total height.
The biggest was Tane Mahuta (which means "lord of the forest" ...