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Our first day in Whangeria was spent
planning our time on the North Island and getting some sort of plan
of action together as to where we would go next. We had both managed
to get burnt during what was a mostly cloudy day and as a consequence
we were both really sore and could hardly move. Andrew made a
cracking Mussel Sagnaki for tea which went down a treat. Biggest
mussels I've ever seen! Then we sat down with a glass of wine for
some Lord ...
John and BeiBei gave us a lift downtown to get on a 4.30pm NakedSleep bus to take us up to Paihia. As an example of 'Small World' happenings, the driver just happened to be a guy from Cardiff, who has lived out here for many years, but not lost his accent!
A 4-hour drive up through stunning scenery, sometimes very similar to the welsh foothills and mountains (but with lots of Palm trees mingled in), and sometimes like I imagine switzerland roads ...
... gett sig i väg ensam på en ny expedition till en rörmokare och en kyltekniker och en annan båttillbehörsfirma. Jag stannade hemma för att “hinna med ordningen”.
Heikki och Maila på Kastehelmi kom för två dagar sen, vi ligger vid samma brygga och träffas en del. Nu väntar vi på Ari och Anne på Seili som var tvungna att stanna ...
... mood because my dearest daddy started his exit from this world around about this time two years ago and I have so many, many regrets. But then I try to focus on the good things. The times I told him I loved him, the times I showed him I loved him and the times we spent together rather than the time we spent apart. So here's to making the most of our time and sharing those perfect days, hours, minutes and ...
We headed out earlyish, 10 am, to go North for our first Rugby game. The game was Canada vs Tonga at 5 pm in Whangarai, 3 hours north of Auckland.We hopped on our tour bus, our driver today is Gilbert and our navigator is Cheryl. After a loop of some of the suburbs we got onto the motorway and headed for the Kauri Museum.
On the way we stopped for a coffee at an Oarsome shop (yes that is what it ...