Paihia to Auckland

One last morning in Paihia, sunny after the stormy Friday. A tall Berliner and I made the 1 hour round trip up to the Paihia lookout and took some photos at the top. Though my bus to Auckland was delayed it didn’t quite allow time for a lovely last gelato. In Paihia bars close at 1am and are all distant from my hostel, Seabeds, but gelato shops are central and always open when needed it seems! (The differed between an Intercity bus and a Naked bus appears to be about a 45 minute shorter delay!) After arriving in Auckland I had the pleasure of meeting up with friends for dinner at Black sugar grill in Mission bay. Lovely cod with a potato pear, spinach and juicy prawns. So good to see familiar faces and hear about their adventures- must return and spend more time on Waiheke Island and do the Tongariro crossing!

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