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... no luck. The people who run the place live right there so I shine my iPhone light and drag my feet a bit to 'try' and wake them up. No dice. Back in our room I go out the back door and notice that the kitchen window opens a certain amount. I can see in the room somewhat and call out and knock loudly - just to make sure someone was not there and in trouble. I try to stick my arm through the window - no ...
We have arrived at Russell for the rest of our stay. We would like to go for a sail but apparently the weather is coming so we'll see. Even if we can't sail its a nice place to just relax, so we don't mind. Enjoyed a fancy beer at the fancy Duke of Marlborough hotel watching the sun ...
... booked. As with all boat trips they will let us know if it's cancelled so here's hoping .... It's on that is lol.
We had a quiet afternoon strolling round watching boats and did manage a beer break on the pier watching the boats come and go. as the room did not have much in the way of facilities to cook we decided to push the boat out (pun) and eat out. We had seen a restaurant that looked quiet when we passed so we went back there. I have mentioned it's a Bank ...
... in the forest had something of Jurassic Park, with all the ferns and strange plants grown and sounds coming from deep within the forest.
After this the 2 hours and 6 km we had enough of trees and even the viewpoint on the map could not tempt us anymore.
There was still a 100 km drive back to the motel ahead of us.
For dinner we decided to compensate a little for the massive spendings ...
... road to Auckland was in the opposite direction.
In Auckland I spent the evening in a hot tub with translating some rural Irish guys English for some Germans.
I'm having trouble finding computers, or the time to use them and the computers I do find don't seem to recognise external devices so I may not be able to upload pictures for a while. Someone on my bus has offered to lend me their laptop so I may start doing that and using wifi to upload more regularly.