Admiral's View Lodge
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Today we packed it in!
We began the day at Waitangi, one of my favourite sites in New Zealand. It was here that some members of the Maori tribes and British Pakeha leaders signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. It's a contentious treaty to this day, largely due to the fact that it's written in two languages, and the two documents …
This morning we got up, started to pack, and then caught the water taxi from Hahei Beach to Cathedral Cove.
The water taxi is quite a recent amenity here; before, one had to hike in to get to the magnificent Cathedral Cove. This made it quite isolated, but not so anymore! Tonnes of people here.
That said, it is gorgeous, and it …
... reception so bad you could not use. Had to pay for wifi but did not work half the time anyway. Theme nights, while we were there hot dog night but when we asked when and where, the answer was "oh, we're not having tonight. it went on and on but still a beautifull area and we took the bus to Cape Reigna and went sand boarding. Of course Gary went down without incident, not me, I came off 3/4 ...
... going to be in Russell for 3 nights. Luckily we'd made a beeline for the laundry when we arrived because, as each of them arrived, so did they. It was their first opportunity for a while. Managed to get to the site dump before the toilet went "code red".......phew. Also managed to get a few internet things done, really good wifi ...
Once again we set off fairly early as we need to be in Paihia for a 13:00 meet with Jess and Jan. We discovered some months ago that we would be in the same region at the same time so should meet for lunch in Paihia.
Jess has booked us into the Alfresco restaurant on the seafront. We drive into a parking space and there are Jess ...