La Rive Akaroa Motel
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We have to be in the Princess Theatre for 8.30am to be ready to leave for Akaroa by tender. We met a couple at breakfast in the Horizon bar who said that a lot of the toilets are blocked on their deck. They're below us but we've had some suspect deposits in our toilet so we press the button several times just in case there is a blockage on our deck.
We go down to level 5 deck and from there we board one of the life boats that we have seen being lowered into the water. We get ...
We headed out of the city today. But not before we paid a visit back to the camper rental depot. For the past couple of days the water heater hasn't been firing up. We knew that sometimes this happened on the gas heater on the camper in Australia, but it would usually light by the third attempt. However, we couldn't even hear the heater trying to light up on this camper. The mechanic checked it over. We were made to look a little bit silly. It transpires ...
Today was Mike’s chance to be chauffeured around. Byron very kindly took the day off work and offered to take us all on a road trip to a town called Akaroa, stopping at a few places of interest along the way. And so, the 8-seater minivan was fit to burst with Byron, Trevor, Pat and the five of us, as we took to the roads. We stopped at a few pretty look-out points along the way, where Trevor would point out what we were looking at, and give me a brief history of the area. One of ...
... a nice looking property at the foot of the mountain. We had to share a room with one other person as the private rooms were too expensive, our room mate, a guy from Japan, kept himself to himself and seemed nice enough (looks can be deceiving). After getting settled we decided to head out on one of the many walks the area had on offer. We decided against the 6 hour round trip and instead went for the 2 hour round trip to the Pae lookout. The scenery ...
... Wizard of New Zealand. More can be found at his Wikipedia entry but in summary:
He was born in London in 1932 and educated at Leeds University
In 1967 he joined the teaching staff of the University of New South Wales where he created a
direct action reform movement called Alf (Action for Love and Freedom) giving his school the title "the university ...