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... it was my first time without one.
Finally I walked, trotted, cantered and did some little jumps. It was sooooooooo
funny! And I love the feeling on the horse, for example how your legs fell his stomach.
And Sam and I had fun, fun, fun. After dinner I rode Elmo back to his paddock (no
saddle), and Sam opened the gates for me. When we returned to the yards I did
the same for her.
... trying to find a campsite only worsened these feelings. The first place we came to was basically a car park on the main road of the city where you can drink and there is nothing but a public toilet to use. The second (where we did end up staying) was also a carpark, but this time in a hotel and it had ok facilities. I did make a bit of an error here though in not checking if the kitchen had an oven. We only had one option for ...
As soon as we got up we started getting ready for a big 15k walk then once we got in the car it turned out that the water taxi that we needed to take us to the outer side of the bay was not available so we decided to go to the place we were going to go to the next day today. It was a maori village that had a geyser and hot springs. We started by looking around and we watched the geyser for a bit but it was not spraying much water just steam, we had booked a tour ...
... happened. Although I couldn't convince Russell to move to the beat, it still was fun watching couples jitterbugging! ( they had to of practiced!!)
Next day off to visit a couple of wineries was in order. The first was called "Church Wineries". A large company and wine tested was done in the showroom!. But of course I was the DD as Russell enjoys more than one or two tastings! Off to find another winery and came across a nice ...
... to get out of the 'I'm stalking you' box I had virtually lit up ahead of me, I realised I was on the Te Araroa route, not for the first time. Known as 'The Long Pathway', it stretches all the way from Cape Reinga on the Northern tip of the North Island to Bluff in the South.
At least I've walked parts of it. I stumbled upon the university and found it deserted. Exploring the centre, with its institutional buildings and tiny lake, I didn't see another living soul, and ...