Sunday, January 31, 2016

New Zealand 2016 Day 2. Getting our camping van in Auckland.

I was at the yard of Wicked Campers bright and early at 7 am, but, alas, I was the only one there. One of the workers came at 8 am, and from him I learned that they opened at 9 am. At 8:30 I learned that our van would not be available until 3 pm, so I texted Anna to take a taxi from the airport and come to the yard. At 10 am we learned that we were getting another van (a bummer, because the first one had a unicorn and was “happier” than the one we got afterward, whose name is Doom).

At 10:30 am we finally started our adventure, and headed west to Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, where we took a wonderful of hikes around the coastal cliffs near the town of Piha, followed by a tramp (Kiwi for “hike”) up to the waterfall. We spent the night there, and got the excitement of seeing the hospital helicopter come and pick up a tourist who had luxated his shoulder up in the waterfall and couldn’t get down.

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