05.10.2012 - 05.10.2012
We are excited to be on our way on another photography adventure around New Zealand in our trusty red, racing car Ruby to take photos and to have a great time away together. We drove from Auckland to Whangarei which took about 1 and 1/2 hours and we found a lovely place to have lunch looking out over the boats. We had a wander around and saw some glass blowing which was really interesting. It was a shame that we couldn't have stayed longer to see the finished product take shape. We took some photos around the wharf and then we were going to visit the clock museum, but we were keen to keep going and get to Paihia.
We got to Paihia about 3pm. It was nice weather and we had a good smooth drive. We found our room at the Sea Spray Suites but the TV didn't work properly so we changed rooms to a better more private room with a table and a nicer more private outdoor area. I realised that I had left the wine in the fridge of the first room, so I went back to get it. As I was turning the key and pulling the handle to open the ranchslider, I broke my nail that I just got done yesterday. Maybe I should have left the wine there and bought a new bottle.
Anyway, back in our new room, we discovered that the internet wasn't working properly, so we had to phone up the Internet people and they sent someone around to fix it. All is well that ended well though. Now everything is good. After all that we went into Paihia to get some fish and chips and sat on the wharf with hundreds of seagulls squawking around us waiting for us to throw something their way. They were really good at catching bits of food while flying in the air. We should have taken a video of it. Thinking of taking a boat trip tomorrow through the hole in the rock. We might wait and see what the weather is like in the morning though because the forecast doesn't look too good at the moment.