11.21.2010 - 12.02.2010
After my parents left, Juan and I got back to our roots of being uber cheap and spent our first few nights camping. We were able to find beaches which served as our accommodation for the nights and we had a chance to do some free diving and look for non-existent paua (another diatribe for another day.) And, as an added bonus, my amazing parents treated us to a scuba diving trip at the Poor Knights Islands. It’s one of the top ten dive sites in the world and was a true treat to be there. We took a small boat out with about 6 other people. One of the highlights was getting to swim into an air bubble nine meters underwater. Quite cool being able to take your reg out of your mouth and have a chat while looking on your depth gauge to see that you’re still 9 meters below the surface. After departing, we headed into Auckland where we were planning to see U2 and Jay-Z the next day. The concert was fun, even with our musical differences.
Here’s a taste:
Me: Wow, Jay-Z was insane. That was amazing.
Juan: Hmm. Yah. So, umm, is he a popular rapper?
He claims to have been taking the piss, but I’m not so sure. After Auckland, we spent a couple more nights in the north island and then took a few more on the south island before arriving home. The trip was nice and relaxed and filled with stops to look at lots of boats, engines and trees. Yeah! (note the sarcasm on the looking at boats, engines and trees. Although, I will admit a couple of the trees we saw were awesome like something out of avatar.) And, as an added bonus, the end of our trip meant I got to be reunited with the black beauty. Which, I will report is now sold! Another yeah! Okay, I’m about to insert another fake blog ending. Here’s to being tricky twice in one day.