The Long haul 2

I have lost the ability to carry on writing after I publish a picture. So having to do these in sections, I’m sure it will sort itself out. So where were we? I guess Auckland airport by now and greeted by rain. The driver to take us to the internal flights terminal was waiting and also gave us various coupons to use and further detailed instructions. The flight lasted 35 minutes to Kerikeri and we picked up the hire car from two of the friendliest reps I have ever encountered at the Hertz desk. And in the sunshine we drive to Paihia and on Waitangi Day! This celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between the British Crown and Maori chiefs which took place at the bay of Islands in 1840. The place was jumping! And then we entered the accommodation that will be our home for the next three days. Whoa! What a view from the lounge. M & M

The view from our Guest House! Audley strikes again.
The view from our Guest House! Audley strikes again.

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Malcolm and Mary

Malcolm worked for LWT. Mary worked for TRL. They live near Camberley in Surrey and did achieve their life long ambition to visit New Zealand. They have two daughters Laura and Hannah and two grandchildren Zach & Safi. Having done the big trip they then went to Canada, which was amazing. Scroll down it’s all here. They have visited Venice that they both so fell in love with in 2009 again. And recently returned to Lefkada for one week in glorious sunshine. Where next? Well, Canada is calling again in 2019; this time including Alaska. So stay tuned if you enjoy the ups and downs of travelling.

9 thoughts on “The Long haul 2”

  1. M&M, I’ve checked out the problem you’re having, not being able to type after you’ve added a photo and there seems to be a problem with WordPress. I’ve done a test run and am having the same problem as you on our blog. The answer to the problem seems to be this …… when you start a new post, type it in ‘text’ mode and not ‘visual’ mode. That seems to be working okay. Let me know if it works. Sandra

    1. Oh thanks for that. Always glad to know it’s not ‘just you!’ Thought I had clicked on something I shouldn’t have. Will give it a whirl later when the days pictures are in. Off to Waitangi just about five minutes from us, hence all the traffic yesterday! Then onwards to Kerikeri, although mesmerised by the para gliders in the bay at the moment! Open toe sandals order of the day to help the toe heal. M & M. Thanks again for the tip!

  2. Amazing view. Glad you’re there safe and sound to be having a brilliant time. Hope your toe recovers! Love from the three of us xxx

    1. Two big cruise ships moored out in that bay this morning. Bit grey with a hint of blue sky. Rather that than the 84 degrees they had last week, personally. Perhaps I can publish loads of pics and then the explanation on a different blog? Will have a play today. M & M

    1. Discuss, eh? We think definitely March 12th, by that time Malcolm’s little toe will have fallen off (the blister burst, so now VERY sore!) and we will have run out if money! Sorry girls! M & M

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