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... go to the doctor,very handy. We went for walk on promenade deck and managed to do 6 and a bit laps, it was great because there was ************e about. We went for lunch then came back to cabin,started to read and chilled out for rest of afternoon,there were no talks on either this afternoon. Went for dinner, another formal night, then came straight back here because it was still a bit windy and ...
... lucky to have lots of good friends on a decent bus. Even our bus driver is a top lad, he gets ****** more than us! There's a real mix of us, I'm good friends with three lads from England, a couple of swedes, a Danish lad and a couple of girls from holland. Everyone is pretty fun and laugh at similar things which makes things very easy. Wednesday 18th Left taupo in the morning as we drove for river valley. Had quite a few stops along the way in the tongariro ...
... tell the kids or Nemo but we have eaten Dory as well.........
I had a smoked salmon, cream cheese and pesto open sandwich with salad, yum.
After that we went for a walk and Steve got beside himself yelling see it is Amity Island there is 'Brodie Road' !! I kid you not yet again he was like a big kid and then after walking a little way further there was a lovely house with a sign so always aware that signs can educate we read it. Well this sign proved beyond any doubt as the ...
... open ocean and told us all to remain in our seats as there was a big swell! Fifteen minutes later and with a few people feeling ill we arrived at the hole in the rock. The captain decided not to attempt to go through the hole as they normally do because of the high seas. A good decision! Cape Brett lighthouse is near the rock which was inhabited by a family till 1978.
On the way back we stopped at the biggest island in the bay Urupukapuka to walk up a ...
... a place that we thought sounded nice, and was if we ignored the oil refinery right next door to the bay! I guess every country has to put these things somewhere.
We made a quick stop at Whangarei for supplies as it is the biggest town in Northlands, and although quiet, it looked like quite a nice place to spend a few days and explore the nearby area.
About an hour later we arrived at Paihia, a lovely waterfront town on the Bay of Islands. We checked into the ...