Being on the Sea is not for me!
Trip Start Aug 01, 2007
91Trip End Jan 11, 2009
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In the evening, a girl named Zoey turned up who had spent lots of time here, so we went for a beer in town. By 11 I was ready to crash so we came home for an early night. I got up extra early yesterday to get my cleaning out of the way as I was hoping to get a skydive in
This afternoon, I had the dolphin cruise scheduled. I went to town a little early in order to do some beachcombing for seashells. I found some pretty cool ones. Then I hopped on the boat. At first, it was really enjoyable. Once we got into the open water however, water was quite rough. At first it was somewhat fun, then I just started feeling sick. Memories of when jeanette took us on a friends sailboat years ago came flooding back, when I was almost sick then. So we did see some dolphins, a bit hard to spot but there nonetheless. I don't even think I got any photos of them, they move so quickly! On the way back they were there again, however I took the opportunity of the boat slowing down to run below deck and try not to be sick. One of the crew guys came and told me to go stand at the back of the boat to get fresh air, where I found another girl in the same position as me
Anyways, once that ordeal was over, I got off in Russell which is a little town across the bay from Paihia. I spent a few hours exploring there, there really is not much to see, they have the oldest church in NZ (1847 i believe) the museum was closed. I walked up to flagstaff hill and saw some cool views. Tomorrow I am back to Auckland in the evening. I think I will just go straight on to Mercury Bay.