Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
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... at Western! She had been in New Zealand since February doing a semester abroad in Dunedin, and was not at all looking forward to heading back to Canada shortly.
After dropping by a cafe for some coffee, we drove to 90 Mile Beach on the west side of the peninsula. We learned that the name itself is a misnomer as the beach is only around 55 miles long (90 km??). The beach is also usable as a highway, and so to ...
... beers but boy did they have ribs. We were both very embarrassed by the pile of meat, bone and sticky sauce that was put in front of us. People took photos of us and them! Needless to say we didn’t finish them.
We had an early start in the morning – we’d been invited out fishing - so decided not to kick on.
Tuesday April 15
Ernie had said to meet at 7.30 for our fishing trip out on the Earl Grey ...
... my shorts back out for the first time in weeks.
We spent the afternoon wandering the little market stalls and souvenir shops, and, of course, eating! Paihia is a lovely little place, and we were excited about having a few days here to chill out and relax. We ended the evening nicely too with an amazing barbeque put on by the hostel - the steak was fantastic!
We spent the next couple of days doing much the same, but unfortunately the weather started to ...
So I woke up in a ****** mood, missing home a lot.. I had a bit of a lay in then decided to get up and it was sunny outside, had toast for breakfast then went down to the beach, the sun was shining so I decided to sunbathe.. I started sunbathing but couldn't just lay there, so I went for a wonder around the town, then came back to hostel for lunch, decided not to do the horse ...
Had a really nice day in the beautiful sunshine today. Mark and Graham's friends came over to meet us around lunchtime. Danny and his wife were lovely and told us some hilarious stories, we thought it was particularly funny that the man we met last night had arrested (many, many years ago) Danny in the past numerous times . .. . and that last Boxing Day Mark and Graham had loads of friends over including both theses ...