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Done with Waiheke

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 15 January 2008 | Views [394]

I left the island today.  I only stayed on that first farm for 4 days.  I just felt the desire to more on.  Waiheke also has water shortage problems in the summer, so I wanted to leave and take a shower!

My first WWOOF experience is what you would expect.  A 40-something-year-old hippie couple with a beautiful property and a wild-flower-child.  I have some great pictures, but my camera does not like the computer at the backpacker lodge I'm at.

I am on to the Coromandel tomorrow.  It is the spot on the North Island where many North Islanders vacation.  I will be going to a beautiful water garden on my birthday in fact.  I have not been disappointed by anything so far.

Last night I hiked up a HUGE hill to watch the sunset.  I could see Auckland city in the distance and the ocean  and the island all around me.  I almost didn't make it to the top.  I found a smaller hill going up that had a pretty good view.  And then I said "I didn't come to New Zealand to climb the 2nd biggest hill".  I'm glad I made it to the top!

Tags: The Great Outdoors

 

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