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arrived late yesterday afternoon after 5 hour journey. The nearer we got to here the windier the roads became. The journey was completed in perfect weather, the best day so far. Weather now settled, temp around 22 with little wind.
What could be better when you wake up on the other side of the world than listening to the latest episode of 'The Archers' whilst drinking a cup of English Breakfast Tea? 'Nothing', I hear you answer, and you are right.
We had a very long (6 hours plus) drive yesterday (Tuesday) from Opononi down to Whangamata in the Coromandel Peninsula, …
... to fly. I watched Bridget Jones, the 2001 classic. Chris watched The Drop but didn't get to see the ending as we had to hand our earphones in, he was not impressed. Once we collected our baggage we had to take our bags to get scanned...yes to get out of the airport. They also wanted to see my walking shoes I had in my bag. I took them out and they still had loads of goat poo wedged in the soles from our lassoing lesson on the farm. They took them ...
... ending with sleeping on the couch.
The next day started with a typical english breakfast: Spaghetti, sausages and toast.
Afterwards, we again went to the mechanic. This time with Karl, avoiding being exploited. We did not have more luck than the day before, as we were told we need an auto electricwho then told us the next day that his partner companies are closed over the public holidays. Yeeha!
Means, the time we had to wait for the auto electric, ...
... vines everywhere and a very eccentric owner who spoke so fast that I'm not sure the French couple next to us had any idea what he was saying. We spent the evening being given copious amounts of free alcoholic "samples" (aka full measures) and eating wood fired pizzas. All followed by an 8km ride home in the dark. My American friend nearly died on a couple of occasions as she couldn't get to grips with the left side of the road thing...especially after all that wine. Sunday ...
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