Quest on Eden
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... long one, which monsoon like rain and Connor awaking from a dose screaming 'Break, Stacy, break! ' for no reason and scaring me half to death. But after a punch in the arm and a bit of laughing we made it to the Pacific apartments and to a warm bowl of the most delicious soup I have ever tasted from Colin. A well earned early night ended a spectacular first day in the North Island. Another early morning start for Rotorua in the ...
... to cross the ferry between the north and south islands
(between Wellington and Picton). A beautiful 3 hour ferry crossing,
we enjoyed the ride, spending most of our time on the top deck
looking out for sea life and birds. We saw lots of birds and possibly
an albatross on our journey back but failed to see dolphins/whales
which was a shame. The last hour on the ferry back to the north was
also spent holding on fir dear life with HIGH winds ...
... Fires are seldom permitted either. But this is a small price to pay.
Before we continue this tale, we’d like to take a moment to praise the New Zealand cuisine. It is the sort of thing that a wholesome deli would produce were it trying to feed a client base mainly comprised of farmers and rugby players. Big portion sizes of pies, sausage rolls, burgers, quiches, cakes, frittatas, etc make for happy campers. MacDonalds, which was the only place open on Easter Sunday, ...
... I soon after returned to the hostel and met up with the lads before going out again. I managed to lose them again, before bumping into them at the sky tower. It was then that I realised my gambling days on this trip are over. It's 20 to go into a casino in New Zealand, and it is of course, 21 in the USA. Absolutely crushed. I was soon over it and decided to go to the top of the sky tower. A bit of a nightmare that we had to go back to the hostel because stevo had forgotten ...
... race three wheeled buggies down the track all based on momentum as they have no motor. Chris and I had many
close races down the track which was great fun! We also visited a hot river heated from a underground spring. We swam in the river for a while never getting cold...to hot at times! With the weather turning bad we chose the mature game of mini golf to keep us upbeat.
After Rotorua we headed north to the Coromandel peninsula, staying in a small townWhitianga with wh in ...
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