November 10th, 2007:

We’re in NZ!

We’re currently sat relaxing at the Kingfisher Retreat in Keri Keri writing the first of our New Zealand blogs. After a long flight we arrived yesterday morning in Auckland and it has to be said that the customs and such were so much easier and quicker than in our country.

We got picked up in our rental vehicle and then the good old GPS took us right to the door of our first hotel. Turns out that Auckland is hosting the World Netball Championships and two of the teams are staying in the same hotel (Fiji and Jamaica for anyone interested).

Slight problem this morning when we discovered our shiny new Kia Sorrento had been reversed into overnight and the lovely driver decided to hit and run. Only minor damage so I guess we’ll sort that out when we hand the car over but we’re not going to let it spoil our holiday.

Booked to go out for a nice meal tonight and tomorrow we go swimming with dolphins prior to heading north to Coopers Beach. Touch wood the weather has been exceptional so far. The car driver even told us it was the nicest day in Auckland in weeks.

We’ll update next time someone leaves their wireless internet unlocked đŸ™‚