Well we have really started our trip now. Sunday we spent walking around Auckland and caught a ferry across to Devonport but we were all very weary after the long flight. And arriving at such an early time. The hotel was great and we were able to get in our rooms and shower. A lovely hotel.
We were all in bed about 7.30 pm!!!
The next morning we made use of the facilities. Swam in the pool and John used the gym. Break fast included at this hotel so we filled up well!,
We then walked to Avis to pick up the car - a Toyota Rav 4. Went back hotel and loaded up. Got 4 enormous bags in the back!,,
Ray then drove us out of Auckland and just north we stopped at the airbase mum was stationed at - RNZAF Whenuapai - Ray took a picture of Heath and I. Ray has put his photos on Facebook so some of you will be able to see those. I will see if we can download John's on my Facebook page.
The trip North was great. beautiful views of the coast. The roadside is full of blue and white alliums in full bloom. The sun is shining and we are all in shorts.
We are staying in Pagoda Lodge in KeriKeri and the picture is attached. it is a 2 bedroom lodge with kitchenette and we are just loving it. Washing has been done and we are now going to have a lazy day. Wonderful!!!!
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