17.12.2005 22 °C
Leaving the BOI was a little sad, especially as we probably could have done a few more things given time and money and we both agreed that when the weather was fine it would be a really great place to be. Just as we left Paihia the sun was out, bright and shiny, and it looked like it was going to be a really great day - typical !
We took the scenic route back to Auckland, stopping one night in Waiwera (which was a major disappointment - don't believe everything you read on the internet !) but did manage to stumble across the most amazing of beaches at Waipu Cove. This looked like real surfing territory and whilst a few people were out in wetsuits Tracey & I decided this was too good an opportunity to miss, so we changed into our swim stuff and got straight into these great Pacific waves. Bloody cold at first but you soon grow accustomed to it.
Headed back to Christchurch satruday evening. Just enough time to doing washing, check emails and write blogs (!) before heading off to Franz Josef and Queenstown early sunday morning and a great chance to get to know tracey's Mum and Dad better.