Saturday back on track!

So we said goodbye to Gail and Hot Water Beach B & B. And that view did get better.

I said that view would get better!
I said that view would get better!

It is to be Gail and Trevor’s last season for they are to retire in April, so we felt quite privileged to be one of their last couples. We shared the beautiful house with another Malcolm and his wife Denise and we all arrived in the same restaurant on the first night, along with Ray and Marion. Ray and Marion had been at the Allegra accommodation. They came in raving about the Kiwi Dundee trip we were to experience the following day. When Malcolm discovered we were all Audley travellers he proclaimed the restaurant, “an Audley hot spot!” Mary laughed as she was about to order her,”Dickie State Pudding,” (We must have been tired.)

My favourite mail boxes was this little row. And I will insert a close up of the end one on the right, look closely.

A fairly normal line up but look closely at the one at the end of the row on the right.
A fairly normal line up but look closely at the one at the end of the row on the right.
The ultimate in recycling! Yes it's an old microwave. Marvellous.
The ultimate in recycling! Yes it’s an old microwave. Marvellous.

So with the slight smell of sulphur in the air we arrived at the Regent Hotel. Rotorua is famous for its geothermal activity, hence the pong! Mary carried on the good work with her flowers and that bed number five in New Zealand is looking very inviting already! Thanks for reading. Mary and Sammy Peeps.

Exotic what?
Exotic what?
A purple Hydrangea.
A purple Hydrangea.
Night, night!
Night, night!

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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.

5 thoughts on “Saturday back on track!”

  1. Continuing to enjoy your diary. Reminds us of our trip to NZ in 2008!
    Couldn’t NatWest send your new card to a branch in Auckland or Wellington or some such? Not much help on your doormat at home for a month!!

  2. What a perfect start to the weekend, just like the Blackcaps…Nz 1 SL 0…And you guys …plenty!… So much to see and enjoy..Keep at it and lurve the comfy bed at night! M&S…

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