Admiral's View Lodge
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- Tennis Court
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Microwave in room
- Free parking
- Family rooms
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As we had to change hotels due to our previous oversight, we decided to get out early and explore and we drove to Kerikeri ( literally Dig Dig!). Just outside of this modern town, that looks a bit like Crawley, there is a well maintained Historic Area with the oldest stone built & wooden buildings which are surrounded by beautiful gardens and a …
... plugged in to charge and get our battery level up to full again. Ros took advantage of the laundry to wash the sheets and towels and out onto the line to dry in the sun. The rain had disappeared as we drove south.
We went for a walk in the afternoon over the neatest footbridge we've seen. Years ago the Head Teacher from the school next to the camp used to row across the estuary to collect the kids for school. However it was a bit of a hit ...
... welcome & asked to join in one of their songs - guess who won a token prize (not for quality, more for effort!). On the return journey stopped off for a couple of hours at Russell, previously known as 'The Hell Hole of the South Pacific' due to the non existence of any law enforcement. Things have definitely changed as this is now a very pleasant & peaceful shore town (pic). Finished the day at Hururu falls (pic) before going into town for ...
... dinner. We met up with Rose and Bill in the Avenue Saloon for one drink. The weight has started to appear. Even though we walk all the time, and are careful what we eat, the weight is coming on. We are disgusted with that. I did bring some big girl clothes, but Rich did not. Ha, he will be going without his pants soon.
Tomorrow we will be in Auckland, NZ, for two nights. The seas are good, Crystal Serenity gives a good ride.
Until next time...
... even had its own private jetty! The owner, a greying quite confident looking gent came out to meet the water taxi. 'Hey y’all’ he exclaimed. I asked him if he lived full time on the island. ‘Awwww I just split my time between here and Honolulu mostly.’ He was massively patronising, particularly when talking about the island. ‘We have forty kiwis here’ he boasted, then directly at me, ‘I bet you’ve never even seen a ...