Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
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... it looked like fish goo and weird things, I don't even know how to describe it. She cut out the inside edging and it was a kind of spongy slimy thing and asked if anyone wanted to try it. Me and a couple of the other girls were first to go and you could see some of other guys looking and watching their faces was sooo funny. In the end they all tried it and the only way I can describe it was the texture of really milky scrambled egg that tasted like salt water. No bad but not good. She ...
... the evening enjoying fish and chips on the beach and listening to other backpackers stories in the courtyard of our hostel over some summer tunes and a few G&T's. Saturday was spent relaxing on the beach and getting rather rougè in a mere few hours with a brief visit to Hakura Falls, a small scenic waterfall just outside the town of Paihia - yes, I know what you're thinking "you're on a six month holiday, why do you need to ...
... being in a washed out tent in torrential rain is not something I would wish on anyone. The Haruru Falls, much like many things we saw in Paihia I would imagine would have been beautiful in the sunshine. After being thoroughly soaked, we then headed back to the car, not before I said hello to a gaggle of wild chickens that had sought shelter under a picnic bench from the dreadful weather. Unfortunately for us, as according to the forecast was the case for most of New Zealand, ...
... chance of seeing wild dolphins, maybe whales and if Bottlenose dolphins could be spotted, the chance to swim with them if we wanted to! How glad am I though that I did the cruise! It has to be one of my highlights of the entire holiday so far. We boarded our boat at 9am in the town of Russel. The skies were clear blue, the sun was shining and the blue/green water was as calm as calm could be. We had to register our interest if we wanted to swim with Dolphins. Grace was ...
... Russell and we headed to our hotel to put a wash on - needs must!
We then wandered along the main walkway, called The Strand, and found The Swordfish Club which had a lovely balcony overlooking the jetty and the water. We were the only people there which can be a bit worrying but we needn't have as it was great. We had mussels and a seafood salad and by the time we left it was very busy.
After lunch ...