Bay of Islands Gateway Motel
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... for the whole night. So we decided this would be ‘home’ for the night.
When we did go to use the machine to put a few hours on to reach 11pm, we noticed that the time on one particular machine was wrong and instead of charging us an hour for $1 (as it should have been) it was giving us double the time for our money! Needless to say we made sure we always used that machine and kept that little secret ...
... trouble with the BBQ so he pulled it to bits, gave it a clean, and now it seems to be lighting again. However the wind came up later in the afternoon so we cooked tea inside. After tea the wind dropped so Bruce went off with his fishing gear again but no bites. After our walk today we should sleep well I’m guessing. We have new neighbours on either side.
Tea = Lamb Rump ...
... and many people were sitting on the grass soaking up the free wifi.
This was an unexpected stop as we could not tender into Rarotonga and this was a replacement stop. And, it was a great stop. Not many people get to stop here and we were fortunate enough to stop and see what this place had to offer. The people here were extremely friendly and twice I was asked if I was from the ship and where were we going, etc. Got to love their accents!
... and there were many more fish to be seen.
The rays were missing but I did see a scorpion fish and a moray which was sitting head first in it's cave.
Back at the boat the ice between the passengers had broken and everyone chatted away with everyone on the way back to Tutukaka harbour while baking in the afternoon sun on the edge of the pacific Ocean.
Back at land with solid ground under our feed and exhausted from a long day at sea we took ...
... NZ winters in a wooden shack, I suffered enough this winter in a badly insulated house in Wellington! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
By the evening, the weather had truly taken a turn for the worse. AS we were driving to see the Haruru Falls near our accommodation, it started truly hammering it down with rain. We saw a number of people in tents, I can’t tell you at that point how relieved I was I wasn’t one of them. I have been that person and I can tell you right ...