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Sep 20, 2008 - Coromandel - Colville

Depart Coromandel: 189 km (09.00) It's midday and we've just arrived in the Colville Bay Motel and Campground, a small business with a few motel rooms and a handful of camper sites. Nick is outside putting the finishing touches on the bikes, and giving them a clean as they managed to get filthy on the back of camper yesterday. This morning we woke just before 6am. We had a really good sleep last night, only waking once at around 2 to go to the loo. Having en suite facilities is certainly a blessing at that time in the morning. Mind you, the...

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Apr 10, 2007 - Coromandel Peninsula

You can't hire a Spaceship (or Campervan) and simply keep it parked in a street in Auckland for a fortnight. Both the van and I were getting itchy feet and so we packed our belongings and newly acquired icebox, 2 folding chairs and a collapsible table into all the available nooks and crannies that the Spaceship provides and set out to discover the North Island. As my co-pilot chose to fulfill her navigational responsibilities from the unusual position of lying on the backseat with her leg up on an icebox and resting on a couple of pillows,...

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Oct 12, 2005 - Coromandel 121005 (da)

Coromandel Town 121005 Vi tog fra fårefarmen i går morges i trist gråvejr. Vi ville egentlig have været inde og se farmen og fåreklipningsshowet, men der var så vådt allevegne så vi tog videre. Dagens förste stop var i Albany, et stort område lidt i stil med City Syd, hvor vi fik handlet alle de småting vi stod og manglede. Vi tilbragte laaang tid på Burger King med at lege - det er altså mest p.g.a. de indendörs legepadser at vi frekventerer B.K. og McD i det omfang vi gör!:) Derefter brugte vi nogle timer på Auckland museum med at studere...

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Apr 23, 2005 - Coromandel

The Coromandel is a region east of Auckland where we spent a couple of days. As the pics show, there were more amazing sunrises and sunsets. As the moon was near full we had some nice bright nights. Stopped off at a produce shop with a neat playground. We've spent some serious time at regular playgrounds and had a great time, but this one took the cake. An older gentleman built it as a hobby. The train was cool and there was a rotary swing off beyond that, but the merry-go-round was the best. He had some sort of a transmission with a hand...

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Feb 4, 2005 - The Kiwi takes flight

Took off on the Flying Kiwi tour today... The first tourist and only tour group I've ever tried. It's a bit like the Green Tortoise on the west coast, except the bus seats don't fold down or have bunk beds. Pulling a trailor behind us with our camping gear, full kitchen and groceries, boogie boards, and loads of mountain bikes, we toured around "beyond the tourist trail"... stopping for some great hikes, picnic lunches, and swims... Though it was partially very relaxed we really were flying from destination to destination. Much to see on a...

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