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... it was 10am, and more and more people were coming off shuttle buses. The shuttle ride or the glow worm caves was quick windy and hilly. The was a place at the top of one hill to see the cruise ship back in the bay - beautiful view. The caves are on private property of the traditional land owners, and they have been handed down through the family over generations. We were able to get a photo of the entrance, but no photos were allowed inside. The boardwalk thru the ...
... day long ride, my legs nearly gave way and I hobbled back to the hostel. For the next few days I inched my way around Paihia, trying not to antagonise my bruised thighs, pulled back, painful bum bones and sore stomach. Totally worth it though.
Sometimes I have dreams where I'm riding again and I'm flying along without a care in the world. This was like that. But with a bit more pain.
Oh yeah and I beat Ian at table football (twice).
... today to the Bay of Islands and are to be staying at a B and B called Decks of Paihia in a town called Paihia. On the way Richard and Carole have recommended we go to the toilet in Kawakawa. This is not because they know about my bladder problem but because it is an architectural wonder. It was designed by an Austrian artist called Frederick Hundertwasser and apparently people come from all over the world to see it. Kawakawa used to be a one horse ...
We thought it would be a shame to be in the bay of islands and not cruise around so we booked our day trip. It was so nice. Each island is more beautiful than the other and it is not crowded with tourists. There are about 4 boats, like the one we took, per day going around the area and it takes about 2 hours at quite a speed to go from one end of the bay to the other. Pretty quiet then.
There is the option to swim with the ...
... in a few bays in the beautiful Whangarei Heads area where we enjoyed more hiking and a last hurrah before the boat projects could be tackled.
This blog is titled, “Ten feet in the air on a rainy day.” I guess it would be a good guess to say that Gato Go is finally hauled out of the water and our rudder repair is under way? Yes, you are correct. We will have to fill you in on life up in the air on another occasion.