Published: January 23rd 2012January 22nd 2012
Now it’s been a very long time since the last entry, we were quite busy searching for the next surf and the next kajak session. I won’t write that much as we realized that less and less people are reading our blog! Anyway, after some days in Raglan we headed towards Rotorua, were the famous geysers of nz are, impressive and very smelly...We found a pretty nice campground with hot water pools and enjoyed there two days of very rainy weather. The next week we spent again in Raglan where I (Sabine) bought a new surfboard, now it starts to make fun again as it is a little bigger than the old one and finally I can catch some waves. As the week in raglan was very rainy, I started doing yoga classes with Monica (thanks for joining!) and didn't think that I would actually love it! After Raglan we did the so called most beautiful one day track in nz and even in the whole world, called Tongariro Crossing, and it was indeed really impressing and beautiful! As we do not that much of sport for the lower body, it was really breathtaking, but the view was great although there
were a lot of other people. As we hadn't surfed for two days, the next long stop was at the Taranaki Peninsula, where we stayed more than two weeks in Opunake and spent Christmas with lots of great people (Rainer and Brigitte, Christian and Kerstin and Claudio). Nik and Claudio had some pretty good surfing days, for me there were nice little beach brakes, so perfect for all of us. Since Rainer and Brigitte, Kerstin and Christian left, only Claudio was staying with us for New Years Eve, and even longer, we enjoyed his company really much, it was a great time. Normally we had booked the ferry to the south island for the 15th of January, but Nik got an ear infection, so was unable to go surfing and into the water, so we changed the ferry date and arrived on the 9th the south island, were we did three kajak tours at marlborough sound which were really great! I saw my first Rochen (don't know the English name). Anyway, on our way to Kaikoura we met Claudio, Kerstin and Christian again and are travelling altogether ever since...
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