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... your favourite song is lost altogether! NZ, its 2015, get with the programme!
As we entered the town the most amazing full arch rainbow greeted us, it really was a stunner and seemed to take over the whole sky! This is possibly the first ever full arch rainbow we had ever seen, but it seemed that the myths about pots of gold being at the ends are just that, a myth!
Another hour in the car and we had ...
... country pokes into waters where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet and mingle. Stunning rugged terrain, with vast expanses of white sand visible in streaks on both sides in the distance.
. 90 Mile Beach: I’d bet it’s more accurate to say kilometres, but that’d be niggling.
We stopped in at the giant sand dunes (100m to the top), rented boogie boards ...
... dire unfortunately, it had been quite breezy since I'd been in Paihia, but today was even worse. The boat was fairly small but nippy, and the captain didn't mess around on the journeys to the various marks! They were a bit bumpy to say the least, especially because of the big swells. Anyway, the trip was meant to last 6 hours however it ended up lasting a bit longer because it was a slow morning. I had a big pull from a fish early in the morning and my bait had been ...
... either side. And amazingly, timing was in our favour again because Fri - Sun each week 3 times a day the steam train puffs its way right through the middle of the town street. It was Saturday 2.20 and the train's last journey for the day was 2.30 .
The only thing a committed tourist could do was to get a drink from the Trainspotters Cafe and await the Steam train. Again you can see the photos, now I know why Klondike was a popular name in this town, along came a ...
... racking the brains for illumination! So a really interesting visit with just enough time to take in the museum before closing time. Lots of whaling and fishing info. I'd never heard of Zane Grey who is apparently a re known author and fisherman. Paihia had been the ' hell hole ' of the Pacific with drunken debauchery on the streets every night. How times have changed! We visited the church where sadly the visitors book only covered this year so ...