23.08.2012 - 06.12.2012
So, we are back writing the blog again! Since leaving Singapore and arriving in New Zealand we spent a week in Auckland and hated the weather but managed to pick up an amazing car so decided to drive up to ‘the winterless North’ to find work.
We decided to return to the place Paul had stayed at 12 years ago, a backpacker lodge in Kerikeri called Hideaway. Luckily we found work straight away and started to build a community of friends which was nice.
Work was work, no need to go into details but we had a wicked time in Kerikeri.
Highlights included a night fishing trip to Marsden Cross in the Bay of Islands where we fished and camped on the beach. We tried Sea Urchins for the first time, Paul caught a massive fish that fed all 11 of us, and he ALMOST caught a shark with his bare hands!!!!! I did not see this however.
We headed up to Cape Reinga for a day, this is the most northerly place in New Zealand and the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. On the way back we stopped off at some huge sand dunes to sand board down, the only problem was getting up them!!
We had some really good parties with the people we met and we will miss them all, but we are so excited to be on the road and travelling again!