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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Māori Tour pt. 2

Continuing on now from the previous blog, which you can find here... Maori Tour

After getting wiped out by a very sneaky wave in rugby, we changed into our bathing suits and went swimming!! ...in a waterfall.  We walked maybe five minutes up the road from the beach to a pretty little waterfall. 


The water was absolutely freezing, but I was determined to touch the rocks under the waterfall.  By the time I got out there, aka after my lower half went numb, there were only five of us left in the water, everyone else having bailed.


Fear us, we are strong women!!  As soon as this picture was taken though, we got out too.  No need to turn blue or anything.  It seemed almost planned that as feeling was returning to my lower half Staci began a little weaving tutorial.  We each cut a flax stem and proceeded to make a very simple... thing.  I don't recall the name, but it was supposed to represent a flower.


It's difficult to see that it's woven, so here is another view of it about three weeks later...


So yes, woven.  This little artsy adventure was pretty much the last thing we did during the tour.  After cleaning up our scraps and migrating to the vans we drove back to the hotel. This night we were on our own for dinner.  So, our group being who we are, we wandered the city looking for somewhere interesting to eat.  Well we found it in Shakespeare Tavern & Brewery.


Overall, the day was awesome.  Fun travels, tasty lunch, rugby on the beach, and a delicious Shakespearean dinner.  Who could ask for more?