End of New Zealand
19.11.2006 19 °C
Well, its been emotional... well, if im to be honest, it still is rather! Into the last 2 weeks of our Kiwi adventure and its been a hoot. We sauntered into the largest city on Saturday morning, partly driven by the rain, and partly by the promise of excitement and more importantly, nightlife. Friday we stayed at a small surfer campsite just outside of Auckland in a village called Piha, it was lovely and we cooked a nice Curry and sat and drank some wine purchased hours earlier from Nobilo Wines! After eating and being bitten to death by what can only be described as genetically engineered Thunder Flies, we took off to the beach and watched some of the local youth bravely surfing the ten foot waves... Totally Far out man!
After half an hour of this, we grew thirsty so wandered off looking for refreshment. Ending up at the hippest place in town, we ordered 2 pints of lager... Now before i continue, i would like to tell you what the place was. It was a place where old and young met in complete harmony, it was where the drinks flowed and the incessant chatter of individuals floated on the slight sea breeze. It was in fact, the Local Lawn Bowling Club! There were no stuffy white jackets like in Britain, 20 year olds were playingt 60 year olds and peoples dogs frolicked in and out of peoples legs, urinating at will on bowling ball bags! No-one cared! And more importantly, the beer was $3.30 a pint... that's just over one pound to you lot!
Saturday was spent in Auckland and spending lots of money on coffee and activities.. we havent done that much since.. we are currently residing in a campsite run by a mini hitler and his wife.. he showed me where to park the van on Saturday evening and went completely off his rocker when i didnt get it spot on! As such, we now completely disregard all camp rules and as we are staying tonight as well, we may get drunk and p!ss on his van!