Well our 33 day adventure is coming to an end. We are waiting for our flight at the International Terminal of Auckland Airport. We had an amazing time. We took lots of pics on our trip, and will be inviting people to come over one day soon to enjoy some kiwi inspired snacks and hear about all our adventures down under. A big thanks to Isabel and Brian Hollis for putting us up and helping us get around.
Adventures with Andrea and John
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I (John) went out fishing with Isabel's husband and her brother today for a fishing contest. First time sea fishing for me. After we went to the Mangawhai Fishing Club for the weigh in and auction wow did some of the fish go for some big money the contest and fish auction went to raising money for the fishing clubs pier and boat launch. One more sleep then the flight home :-( Where did the time go? Although when we get to Vancouver I will be looking for a Tim's f...
The visit to Hobbiton was as good as we'd hoped. We were dropped off at 11 am and caught the 11:30 tour. We got on the bus and George, our bus driver regaled us with tales of how the site was found as he drove the one lane road to the movie set. Once arrived,a second George, shepherded us around the Hobbit Holes. The sets are so elaborate, all 44 of them, with props outside each door; such as baking (baker)' tools (builder) and fresh vegetables (gardener). Only a...
Our day started with a walk along the shore of Lake Taupo where Andrea discovered the unique property of pumice stones I took a large pumice rock and threw it in the lake and it floated! We had to do that several times; it's just so odd! After lunch our hosts took us for a boat ride across the lake to look at some large but not old Maori rock carvings that can only be viewed from the lake. Then went for a soak in a thermal pool. The thermal pool was private for t...
Went to look at some other nearby lakes and had a nice meal by one of the lakes in a cafe then went for a quick top at the buried village. Then back to Lake Taupo.