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Published: March 18th 2009
...That's what all the New Zealander's are always saying. And that's pretty much what I think of this country so far! I've pretty much sorted out some kind of schedule for travelling round the country, which makes me happy, and I've had a brilliant last few days.
After writing my last blog I watched a film late in to the night to try and cancel out the Jet Lag. I thought it had worked as I slept soundly until 12pm. whoops, as I meant to get a tour of Auckland but missed the bus. Never mind, I went to the Auckland Museum which is very interesting, and worth a visit if you're ever in town. Then I went for drinks with two people who moved into my room. I tried to still get an early night though, and failed miserably lying awake in bed for hours, so got up at 3.30am to eat a McChicken burger, and I enjoyed it. Shame on me.
The next day I had to get up for leaving at 7am, and i was not in a good way. somewhere between hungover/ridiculously tired and jet lagged. Still I got chatting to peeps and decided on
my activities to do whilst I was up here in Pahia. I really wish I could post the pictures right now as despite feeling and looking rough yesterday I has a great afternoon dolphin watching (and swimming). The weather was perfect for it and the dolphins were happily swimming, and jumping around (and having lots of orgy sex apparently!) and we got chance to swim! So we all got kitted up, and ready, wait for it, go! and I was the last one out, and missed everything. and so we get back on board, find them again, ready wait for it, go! and I was the last one out, and missed everything. and so we get on again, find them, ready wait for it (this time i'm at the front of the queue) go! and I swim off in the wrong direction and miss everything. The doliphins weren't in a particularly playful mood, at least not with the human interaction kind. I think we were interrupting their sex session so they kept swimming off. So, despite not actually swimming with them, I had a great afternoon! Thoroughly envious of Alex who was swimming alongside them, and getting touched up by
the big ugly one. In the evening, we got back to the hostel and just chilled out. It was StPaddy's day but I was sooo knackered I just went to bed.
Today we were up for our day trip at 7am. I was feeling bright and perky (or as much as you would expect me to be at that time in the morning). We went to Cape Reinga via some really spectacular scenery, 90 mile beach, Sand Boarding - which was hilarious. I went down a couple of times, and then luckily I decided to stay at the bottom and take some pictures, and managed to capture Sophie speeding down the hill and planting her face in the river at the bottom, on film! Definitely one for "You've Been Framed" She loves it though, don't worry. Cape Reinga itself was beautiful. It's the Northern most tip of New Zealand, and it is from here the Maori believe their spirits go to either join their ancestors or taken into the underworld by a sea monster. The Tasman and Pacific Oceans meet here and we were really lucky as the storm front is meant to hit tomorrow, and today once again,
it was beautiful weather.
This eve I made myself a Jacket Potato with spaghetti hoops (only they weren't hoops 😞 ) and grated cheese, and it was delicious.
Tomorrow is not such an early start and we're going out with Nick Te Wonga(?) on his canoe, which ends with us eating mussels he's cooked us and drinking wine. Then we head back to Auckland, where hopefully i'll be able to upload a few pics!
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