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Skeeter & Pat here in New Zealand. After warming up and drying off from our storm up at Port Jackson we drove down to a town called Whitianga (pronounced Fity-anguh). It is a really cute small town on the beach. We liked it so much that we decided that we would like to stay here through the winter. We are in the process of getting an apartment right now. We found one that we really like that is affordable and is right on the beach. We just need to hear back from the owners and hopefully we will be able to move in soon. We are also looking for jobs here, which will be tough because it is the off season. We have a couple of leads though including at a mussel packing plant, which is at the bottom of our list, but still an option. Today we went to Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove. At Hot Water Beach you can dig a little into the beach at low tide and creat a little hot tub for yourself. The water was surprisingly hot. The water there can get up to around 60 C. There were spots where we were tip toeing to get across because it was so hot. We didn't bring our swimsuites this time because we didn't realize how warm and nice it would be to sit in them. Next time though we are going to go for a nice soak. I will be posting some pics of us there and us at Cathederal Cove. Hopefully we will be able to post some pics of our new apartment and the awesome view soon. If we get the one we like, we may even have a couple of extra beds for visitors too ; ) Wish us luck!
PS I almost forgot, we saw a bit of a rugby game here the othere day. I got out of the van to take some pics and before I knew it Delilah was getting hit by a rugby ball flying throught the goal post and out of the field. It bounced right off of her, nearly hit me in the head and then flew back into the field area. Delilah was fine, and I was a little embarrassed as everyone watched me duck for cover.
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz