Well done Audley Travel. When we returned back last night an email was waiting in our room (more self contained flat really) to say one of the times for an excursion later in our tour had changed. Tonight(Sunday) will see our last night at Allegra House. It will be hard to say goodbye to this bed.
Today we concentrated on a little place called Russell, that has quite a history: originally being called Kororareka(sweet Penguin) and the capital of New Zealand, it went downhill pretty quickly in historical terms and by 1835 Charles Darwin described it as full of “the refuse of society.”
Today it is full of restaurants and gift shops which have replaced the grog shops and brothels.
So what else did we see? Well, of course, more beaches: I am really hoping we get to stop and actually dabble our feet in the sea eventually.
Beautiful day round about 25c whatever that means. Tomorrow we move on to the Kauri Coast and the Copthorne Resort, with a twilight tour of the Waipoua Forest, if Malcolm’s toe can take. it! Love a bit of cliffhanger drama, don’t you?
Till tomorrow night, take care and thank you for reading.
M and M