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Well folks, here I sit at 12.26am jet lagged and with a snotty cold, so I thought, with time on my hands, I’d give you some of my random learning experiences from the trip:-
- the Danube is not blue
- every country has fantastic chocolate
- age is no barrier to making an idiot of yourself
- the Swiss are anal and their Alps are amazing
- don’t think because you can play a ukulele that you sound good
- for ...
... and boogie sesh. Should have some fun pics of the boys.
Fri Mar 21
Morning walk with L. Boys had started a fire in the fireplace when we got home which was a little alarming.
Got packed up for hike to Flagstaff Hill. Arrived just as the crowds from the cruise ship got there. Started off to Tapeka but road was too narrow and windy. Wisely decided to drive. Got a little lost ...
... our tour to the Mangamuka Marae, where we experienced a traditional Maori welcome before entering the richly carved meeting house of the Maori people. The tribe elders explained the carvings and traditions of the Maori people who trace their ancestry to Kupe, the Polynesia navigator, who is said to have discovered New Zealand over 900 years ago, and subsequent Maori voyagers from Polynesia.
After a warm welcome and moving ...
... his right hand as if it were a silver trowel, with which to spread the cement of his words on the structure of the system, and consolidate it for a thousand ages." Procrastination "To surround herself with great heaps of it-baskets full and tables full-and do a little, and spend a great deal of time in staring with her round eyes at what there was to do, and persuade herself that she was going to do it, were Charley's great dignities and ...
Today we left the Northland region and headed over to the Bay of Islands where we are staying over Christmas. On the way we stopped at the Wairere Boulders which were recommended in various guide books. We expected these to be giant boulders on the beach which we could just drive to but unfortunately they are privately owned and therefore we had to pay 15quid to see them and it was the biggest waste of money ever. They were just big rocks and definitely not worth paying to see! After ...