We checked out and went and got the ferry to Wahike to try and find Amy and Luke, friends we met in Burgess Hill who have just moved back to live here. We hadn't been able to get their contact details but had been told Whike we quite small so thought it would be nice to find them if we could and if not Wahike is supposed to be beautiful anyway.
When we arrived we decided to hire a car. We set off and stopped at the information centre to look at the phone book. There were only 3 Russell's in there so we took the numbers down and found a payphone. The first number had been cut off, the 2nd a lady answered she said she wasnt related but she knew who Amy was and she gave us a mobile number for her dad!!!
We tried that but no answer so Kat left a voicemail. Wedecided to go and get a drink and some lunch in an Irish bar. We thought we may as well ask in there if anyone knew them but no luck. There was an English guy called Gareth who lived there and he was really helpful and phoned and text everyone that might know them.
About 4pm we were getting a bit disheartened then someone called Gareth with Amy's number!!!
We called her she said her Dad had called after getting the voicemail and her and Luke had been round the hostels trying to find us!! They came and met us and we went back to theirs where they said we could stay. The house had a gorgeous view of the Sea so that evening we just sat out on their decking catching up and having a few drinks.
Tues 6th Feb
We got up and went for a drive around the island with Amy, it is really pretty, there are loads of gorgeous beaches and vinyards. We went to meet Luke at 12 when he finished work then got some beers and went down to the beach. Had a really nice afternoon and evening with them and some of their mates.
Wed 7th Feb - Auckland
We took the car back then got the 10am ferry back over to Auckland, we put our bags in then met Amy for lunch as she goes to school in the City. After lunch we wandered round the City then went back and got all our stuff packed and ready for our early flight to Perth!!