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... is that the phone works (I can hear the sound after receiving messages) but the display stays
Sunday we went to a beach which was unique because the colour was a black. Because there was hardly anybody we could drive wherever we wanted to. So it is much more relaxed than in France on the Atlantic coast!
At the next morning we went back to school.
Another adventurous day lay ahead and that required us to get up pretty early, pack all our stuff in the car, check out and hit the road.
We wanted to be at the base of Mt Ruapehu before 10 and it was nearly an two hour drive.
Leaving Lake Taupo this early of course meant that there was no chance to do a bungy jump today either. I started to regret not doing it the first time, just because I wanted to check the vouchers.
Anyway, there was ...
... a 15kn stretch of barren volcanic ash fields built up over 2000 years of eruptions, the last being in 2012 evidence of which was still smoking on the volcano at the side of the road. We arrived at our farmstay in time to move some cattle around various fields and had dinner with our marvellous hosts John & Joos. More of that ...
... field to fill in holes. Apple pruning is rather fun when there is no pressure to go fast. Several of the trees Orla couldn’t finish because they were quite tall and her arms were too short, so Liam had to help out. Other jobs included clearing out pasture land, splitting firewood (Liam, not Orla), learning how to make compost, weeding veggie gardens, and replanting shrubs.
On Wednesday we got to attend a ...
Drove up the coast in search of better weather.....which we did actually manage to find today, for a while anyway! We stayed in a free DOC campsite just outside a town called Levin last night. As it's Easter Sunday today and we had been off chocolate for a whole 4 days we had some Easter egg with our breakfast. They have a Cadbury factory here in New Zealand, in Dunedin, so it actually tastes exactly the same as the Cadbury chocolate at ...