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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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 ...
... it should be retired when we return it!! Well we set of on the first leg of our journey to Paihia. We traveled 350km by doing some detours and we have to say the views were majestic. This is a beautiful country. Scotland has a rugged scenery but the North Island here has a more rolling scenery. It is as if you travel from 1 valley to another. Difficult to describe but easy to appreciate. Well its 11.20 pm here so am off to bed. More from the return of the king in a few ...
... can rest a bit as well. We all climb in and are seated in twos luckily I'm at the rear and am paddling to my left which is ok, pretty comfortable. We soon get the rhythm right and we are now flying along. Story telling is an art and this chap certainly has the art. Among his many stories is the tattoo explanation. How each part tells the history of the people and their journey of life, quite fascinating. Along the river there are several birds in ...
... 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 ...
... before boarding the bus. Our driver was a complete joker writing his name as "Ive Sharted" and "Butt Muncher" on the top of the sign up sheets. The bus was freezing cold with the air conditioning and I felt like the idiot abroad as all I had in my bag was a towel to wrap myself in, so that paired with my leopard print travel pillow I looked a right sight. Our first stop was at this feeding farm and here we got to feed calves, enjoy the noise of goats, the smell of pigs ...