After a few long drives we are now in Paihia, the Bay of Islands. This is our last stop before we head back to OZ for some much needed sun. Our drive to Waitomo was a long 6 and a half hour beast, fortunately we got to see some amazing views, including driving past the National Park and seeing where Mount Doom was filmed in Lord of the Rings, although it was covered in snow!!! When we got to Waitomo we were pretty tired so we just lazed about for the evening. The hostel we stayed in had 2 dickhead older guys staying there, to cut a long story short they were idiots and we came away from the hostel 2 nights later with big headaches! Today we drove for 6 hours to the Bay of islands. It looks great here, unfortunately rain rain rain!!! Mac in a Sac is getting used loads here Mum! We are staying here for a few nights, hopefully it might stop raining tomorrow but the forecast isnt looking good so we'll see! :)
Nic - We're getting loads of rain here dont worry! and the past few evening have been in the minus area so its cold too!! New Zealand people dont seem to have central heating so the hostels are freezing, i have blue lips permenantly! hehe come join us in oz, its warmer over there!!!
Smith - Glad to see that Lee hasnt gone back to the Albion and comiserations to Chris, thats terrible. Are you still working on a wet seat?