Pink sheep and zebra cows
Sep 01, 2010
Jun 18, 2011
. If I didn't know any better then I would half expect to arrive in Abergele anytime soon. We even saw a sign for Bryn Derwyn Hills, which didn't help matters! We arrived in the Bay of Islands at about 4pm and are staying in a town called Pahia. The campsite we are staying in is on the edge of the Hurara Falls, which is a beautiful waterfall that cascades into a long river down to the sea. When we arrived it was a bit drizzley but we decided that we only have one chance to experience New Zealand, so we took out the camps kayaks and rowed up to the waterfall! It was amazing!! Because the falls are on a rock pool you can go right up to them, which we did and then back down the river. I've never been kayaking before and I really enjoyed it. I think that I can tick 'Kayaking into a waterfall' off my list of new things I've done on this trip!!!
We agreed today that we have had our fill of cities for a while and so we decided to leave visiting Auckland until later in our trip and travel up to the Bay of Islands further north. The drive up was beautiful and we saw some very strange things along the way, not least cows that look like zebras and level-crossings which have no lights or barriers and have signs telling you to look for oncoming trains before you cross (very scary when your on a blind corner!). We also drove past a tourist attraction called Sheep World, which we thought sounded pretty rubbish until we saw its field full of bright pink sheep. Now, in our current state of disorientation and general weirdness, we thought that pink sheep were the most amazing thing either of us had ever seen and spent the next half an hour saying things like "oh my god I can't believe we saw pink sheep" and "pink sheep, whatever will they think of next". I think we must be suffering from jet lag worse than we first thought! Driving around New Zealand I can't believe how much it looks like Wales