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After breakfast we thankfully leave the hustle & bustle of Auckland to head north for Paihia. The roads are clear & well sign-posted. We arrive in Paihia to sunshine & beautiful coastal scenery. We've booked our accommodation already & are staying at the Outrigger Motel - we receive a genuine warm welcome from our hosts Greg & …
... out. 2 if they did manage to hold you to pull you up to the next bit, they were soaking wet from the rain so you kept losing your grip on them. I slipped back down so many times and I was putting every ounce of energy and strength I had in to pulling myself up that hill. Then out of no where the asthma hit, however this time it was worse than I've ever had before I literally could not breathe, I was gasping for air but my chest was getting tighter, my throat felt like it was ...
Finally I arrived at the the bay of islands, which I was really looking forward to! After a surprisingly interesting ( to be honest...) guided tour in the Maori Museum I made a classic tourist tour with a boat. Yeah, I know..., but I really wanted to visit the famous hole in the rock so I found myself on a ship with lots of other people.
To my favour it turned out to be my ...
... as it sounds too much like that of our own country and our interaction with Native Americans. I can’t bear the sadness. (And don’t call me politically correct for using the term “Native American”. It’s the right thing to do. And I don’t believe in the myth of the “noble savage”.) If you are really interested in reading about how we treated the native peoples in our own country, read Bury My Heart at ...
... time we walked back to the carpark at the very top, it was full and there were people everywhere so we were especially glad we’d left early. We drove down to the nearby Tapotupotu Bay, a beautiful but popular spot where we had some lunch on the grass.
Down another road we visited Te Paki Stream giant sand dunes, which we climbed for a great panoramic view of the dunes and ocean to the east. There were quite a few people sliding down on boogie boards but we just ...