So long, Bay of Islands
Trip Start Mar 03, 2005
48Trip End Mar 31, 2006
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So here I am back in Auckland... Just gonna do a spot of shopping before I head off to some serious grafting in the form of fruit picking- in Hastings. I've sorted myself a job picking apples on an orchard just outside Hastings, working 6 days a week, 8am - 5pm - arghhhh!! I'm sure it'll be ok, and as I'll be working so much there will be little chance to spend any money (I hope..)
I may stop off in a couple of places along the way, but not decided anything for defo just yet, it's really good not having a proper plan, I'm so laid back and relaxed about it all, you wouldn't recognise me!! Well maybe not quite, although I do have a bit of a tan.
Oh yeah -the itchy feet thing.... I was abso-bloody-lutely savaged by mozzies / sand flies in the last couple of days I spent in Paihia. I have many bites in a multitude of places including: arm, shin, ankle, foot, sole of feet, toes, knees, back of legs, top of thigh, forehead (of all places!!).. So as you can imagine I'm just a ball of itchiness at the mo, with the soles of my feet being the worse, as all I do is aggravate the bites by walking.. Speaking of which, I was doing loads of barefoot walking in Paihia, my feet look disgusting now. Sorry about that, just helping you build up a picture...
I was with 4 other people that I had met on the plane in Paihia, which was really nice, got on with them really well. But I had had enough of Paihia and they were happy to stay so now I'm going it on my own for a few days.