Hi eveery one currently in a place called pahia, its right near the tip of the north island. very veyr hot, due to the hole in the o zone layer. this palce is pretty much like zante and we ve stayed here 3 days but moving on today, its cyclone season in figi at the moment so we ve had mental storms and then the hottest weather ten mintues later but its refreshing. the van is a little tempremental it broke down after an hour, something wrong with the timing of the idle or the choke but we think it was somethinhg the mechanics did to it in auckland so we got it ficked in warkworth wherre lyle lives by a little tractor mechanic in the middle of the bush for $10 and its been working fine now apart from our little mishap yesterday, we parked on a beach and realise dhte tide was coming in and then the van got stuck 5 foot deep in teh sand and we had to run for help to pull it out which a local man did they re all veyr nice and friendly over here, so it was ok and we wont park on the beach again! we ve been on lpots of nice walks, very tropical like jurassic park and then we went coccling and picked them and some other shell fish called pipis, and we made them for dinner, with some sweetcorn and salad and some rice which some one had given us free as it was wa left over, so that meal worked out at 50p. remarkable really veyr delicous. the only dissapoint thing about this place is thatt there arent many animals i miss the cats, but they have lots of possoms which came up to our van last night., the look like misty but with very short legs. dad would love it here we ve seen 100s of what we think are eagles, and there are odd birds everywhere. i cant really think what else to right it costs a lot to use the internet, everything is priced very strangley over here. the most expensive things are cheese ( we are very sad) chocolate and beer. therefore anyway i havent got enough time to add photos but will do at a later stage. it would be nice if anyone would like to email me! i havent heard from any one in a long time!