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- Continental Breakfast
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Helpful owners and the perfect set-up for exploring the bay of islands and self-catering.
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Today we had a long drive to north of Auckland to arrive at our most northerly destination in our trip, Paihia. Not too much excitement to report. For a time it was multi lane freeway driving but that was only in Auckland and area. The highway #1 went back to the single lane twisting highway of our previous day's of driving. Dean's hands got sore …
... It was so awesome, between us we took over nine hundred pictures! I know unbelievable right! We both wanted to capture the special moment on film that we just kept pressing the camera button. We both knew it would not be a fun experience going through the pictures to delete but at least we have pictures. The dolphins swam with us for a long time before we moved on to find more and also the New Zealand law only gives you a limited amount of time ...
... s favourite holiday haven. There is a large market here ..lots of shops ...but after yesterday's huge walkabout ...am just going to take it easy today ...but there will be more pics - because that's what I do!!! Which reminds me ...yesterday's pics didn't include my successful shopping acquisition ...the penultimate "NZ souvenir" (my version) - the wonderful dish rag!!...for some reason the ugly little things work really well!!...I'll add pic ...
Today we visited another waterfall – Rainbow falls. Which was cool for a mooch around and some photographs, before moving on to Waitangi to the treaty grounds. For those that don't know, this is where the Waitangi Treaty was signed almost 200 years ago, the Waitangi Treaty is a pretty big deal here as it is basically the big legal document that brought together the interests of European settlers and the Maori population of NZ, paving the way for NZ to flourish as it ...
... didn't but Hazel did) followed by T-bone steak or lamb with kumara (a local sweet potato) and salad. The boat was supposed to get to a waterfall before dinner but a particularly low tide meant we were delayed getting there until after dark but it was still enjoyable. We then went back to the start before driving back to the cottage. As we came down the gravel track we saw a local cat and a possum squaring up. We're not sure who would ...