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... but breakfast beckoned and we reluctantly headed back to change.
After breakfast we had a very quick skype home - sorry Mums and Dads again but we will try to catch up in more detail soon - then it was on the bus.
After yesterday's long ride most of us were tired and it made sense to drive 30km or so to a drop off point. We were off loaded and soon on our way along the headland ...
... There was in fact a whole pathway with no seaweed which we hadn't noticed on the way in which could have been handy but hey. Our skipper had made us a picnic lunch but didn't make enough rounds of sandwiches so I had to have his one. This was great because everyone knows you'd make your one the best one anyway. Lunch was a bit stingy though, a sandwich, small biscuit and piece of fruit. We sat through a few boring tales of sailing to the islands around New ...
... and Georgia were stuck in the car with the duvet over them on a rather hot day with no windows open, so they were trying to move the cover to breathe without anyone seeing their little faces peeking out!
I actually said to the guy at one point, as it was starting to get dark, 'oh, we really better go as we've still got to put our tent up' to which he replied 'Nah it's ok you only need 10 minutes before the sun goes down, you'll be ...
... Both are hand made by a local Kiwi. We packed our bags, each carrying a full backpack. We ate a light dinner, shared a 6-pack of a locally brewed beer called Tui, and are headed to bed early in preparation for our big day tomorrow. Today is the last day that we'll have wi-fi for a while. So I won't be blogging for at least 5 days. I'll update you when I can. Take care mates! ...
... but one of the highlights of the trip is when we are offloaded - together with another couple - mid bay on to the maxi yacht Lion on which we are to spend lunch and the afternoon. Lion, named for its sponsoring brewing company, was a boat built for the famous NZ skipper, Peter Blake to have another attempt on the Whitbread Round the World race in 1985-6. Unfortunately the yacht was so well built that ...