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Apr 14, 2004 - Coromandel Peninsula.

We left early in order to be able to spend a bit of time in the Coromandel Penisula, a popular holiday destination for New Zealanders. However, whilst the rest of the country seemed to be having good weather (according to the weather forecast) we were the only part of New Zealand to get rain. So although we could see that this part of the country would be extremely picturesque, the low clouds meant that we didn't really get to see the full extent of this. We stopped at hot water beach, where a hot spring is situated underneath the sand,...

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Mar 30, 2004 - Paihia/Auckland

Left Paihia about 8:45 and gave Phil, our driver, a hard time as it was his very last leg as a driver...he's graduated on to tour guide. Headed down to Auckland (about a three hour drive) after a quick stop in Wellsburg to use the facilities. Arrived about 12:30 where most of use weren't able to check in to our hotel. So, we checked our bags and headed to the Auckland Skytower. I've found that these towers are a good way to get a look at their respective cities but I'm also finding that many of these cities are starting to look the same....

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Colin's World Tour

Dec 25, 2003 - Christmas in Auckland

A very strange Christmas this year. For a start it was warm and sunny. This is pretty normal for this part of the world though so we're kind of getting used to it. However, we were also jobless and homeless for the first time in our lives! We spent christmas with Gill's cousins (Jim and Helen) and had a great day just eating, drinking and lazing around. Food was excellent and plenty of it - which is good as we'll probably be living on Pot Noodles for the next year! We're both very excited about getting off on our travels, but at the same...

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Big Fat Trip

Dec 16, 2003 - Auckland

Tue 12/16 we drove in to Auckland and then on to a caravan park near the airport. We sort of cleaned the van up a little and packed all the leftover "stuff" to the kitchen for the next traveler. A couple just starting grabbed most of the "stuff" while we chatted about our trip. On the 17th we turned the caravan in and checked in to a hotel near the airport for our last night. By then we were tired and ready to head home. Corkie had succeeded to make it around both islands without hitting anything or anyone. Driving in New Zealand is really...

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Sep 10, 2003 - Greeting from Auckland

To start, we are not sure who received what emails from Hawaii. My brother received one here in Auckland about two weeks late - so watch the date as you read things - the past might still appear. Also, there have been clear problems with those of you at Fr. Merc. Many from school have come back undelivered and based upon some replies we have got from school people it is clear that not all e-mails have gotten to you even if you got one. So be it. Mom and Dad: we don't have Martin's email - could you please forward this? We are now in...

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Aug 29, 2003 - Auckland - Loaded Hog

We started early, said goodbye to the Bay of Islands, and headed back to Auckland in the car along the SH1, stopping at Wellsford for a coffee and to swap drivers. I took us into Auckland and I must have been a bit nervous with the driving still as I managed to cut up a police car at a junction whilst looking for the quayside. He wasn't best pleased but I think I managed to get away with it by waving meekly at him. We stopped at the Info centre again to get a hotel sorted and then Kate sensibly took over the driving to return the car back...

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New Zealand 2003

Aug 23, 2003 - Rangitoto Island

Today was a day for action, not sleeping. It was a beautiful day and quite warm so we caught the 9am ferry to Rangitoto Island, in the middle of the Hauraki Gulf. As the ferry pulled away, we could appreciate the gleaming cityscape of Auckloronto (as they had become one in my mind). Rangitoto island is something of a New Zealand gem. It only sprang out of the ocean some 600 years ago in a violent volcanic eruption leaving a perfectly round island of black lava with a classic cone in the centre. As its birth was observed by nearby Maoris,...

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New Zealand 2003

Aug 13, 2003 - North Island, New Zealand

We flew in to Auckland on a cold night.It's winter in New Zealand. We stayed the first few nights at Parnassus Farm near Huntly, about an hour south of Auckland.We were pleased to have electric blankets and heaters. The boys loved playing on the farm with the retrievers, Orlando and Grace and helping to feed the calves and chooks. Our hostess had to go away for a couple of days so we ended up using their kitchen to cook meals for us and for our host too! It was really laid back. They were great people and we felt at home. They lent us...

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