Takapuna Motor Lodge
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Just loved this stay. Organised. Clean. And Close to a great cafe - The Store - for a wonderful breakfast!
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... with ANYONE! But, we made it,....She said again tonight that she wouldn't have wanted to do this trip with 'anyone else'. I take that as a pretty large compliment. Thanks Ade,......for that, and for suggesting we do New Zealand, ohhhh so many months ago, in that small town in Turkey. This clicks off country number '55' for me........... And I'm just gettin' STARTED!
Honey, leave the light on for me,.....I'll be home soon. Love to everyone,
Kia ora from Auckland!
I'll start by praising Air New Zealand! The plane was extremely comfy (I had a skycouch chair in ECONOMY). The flying time was genius: we left LA at 10 pm, slept through the night with the dimmed cabin lights, and landed around 6 am. It essentially erased jet lag upon arriving in Auckland! Only one complaint: they were delayed 15 minutes at ...
... treating us to the classic tail shot as it dived.
The thing about whales is that they have to come back up again for air so, as long as you can track it, in 50min the thing will pop back up again. That is what happened and we all gawped and gaped in wonder again. There was a bit of a swell on the go and half of the passengers made good use of the sick bags provided. But along with chundering Chinese tourists there were also a couple of varieties of Albatross to watch. ...
... 4 plus hours of driving to see this.
Moving on, we arrived in Auckland about 3:00 and the bus driver proudly gave us a drive around town so we could see where the rich live. By our standards it was middle class but the land is the expensive part. 20% of New Zealand's population lives in Aucklnad. They have one boat for every 7 people and the harbours are packed with all types of yachts and sailboats. Docking fees can run upwards of ...
... are all in one tiny 2-foot room, but hey, who needs more!), big bed at the back that we make up using the dining table and settee, an overhead bed area that we use for storage of all the bedding, suitcases, etc, and all the dishes, pots & pans, etc necessary. There are even two bikes strapped on the back which we haven't figured out how to get off yet, but hopefully soon we will get some rides in! We have ...