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Published: October 27th 2006
Just getting ready to leave Aukland and head off in our new car! Its a lovely city, cosmopolitan and coastal but everyone seems to be advising us to get out as quickly as we can. Its all very high rise, but not in a Dublin way, its really nice buildings, all unique and funky, very modern looking. We did a tour of teh city yest taking in some of the tunnels built during fears of invasions by the Russian's & Japaneese and a walk across Aukland Harbour Bridge. Not exactly a walk on O'Connell Bridge...it involved us walking under the actual road using harnesses...great views and nice breeze! Two of the girls on the tour did a bungee jump off it...tempted but not quite ready for that kind of thing just yet.
I haven't had much sleep since I got here...we (well Ned did the sensible thing and had an early night) went dancing last night and I woke early today and didnt really sleep much last night, its wierd going to bed when I should be getting up and visa versa but another day or two and I'll be used to it.
We've just picked
uip out new car...its HUGE...like driving an automatic bus! Hope I don't kill everyone in it! We've planned our route through the North Island and booked loads of cool things....so much to see and do and lots of activities I'd never even heard of...zorbing (kind of like being pushed down a hill in a hamster ball), black water rafting (white water rafting in caves) and all sorts of sky diving and other terrifying stuff...Fran and Ian are in their element.
Setting off for somewhere I can't pronounce shortly, doing ab-sailing down caves 2mar and then on to Roturua (that's what Im most looking forward to seeing). I'm really excited about seeing the rest of the islands because Aukland is supposed to be one of the not so nice places in NZ...and I quite liked it!
Claire, great to hear about the sale tell mam and dad Haz yay!
Appologies for all the spelling mistakes...Im a bad speller at the worst of times, can only guess how bad I am when Im jet lagged.
Someone message me and tell me what's going on at home!
Will check in again in a few days, going
to be on campsites for the next lil while....enjoy your long-weekend!!!
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