My plan today was to hitchhike from Ferry Landing, into Russell, then take the ferry over to Paihia, where I will be spending one night.
So I get up shortly after 7 and I hear and see no one else. I eat, make coffee, and do two of the three S. Shit, Shave and Shower. Can you guess which one I didn't do?
However, I was wrong about no one being awake. The crazy Charlie woke up minutes before me and went jogging?!
"this new fad called jogging. I believe its 'jogging' or 'yogging', it might be a soft 'J', I'm not sure. But apparently you just run for an extended period of time."
Now that I understand what jogging is, she tells me they are going into town and I can tag along. Sweet! I don't have to put any effort into getting a ride. I like this. And don't forget I barley know these young girls and they are giving me a ride.
Just before we are about to leave, Andrea's x husband pulls up in a vintage, perfectly restored Honda CB 400, GP bike. I tell him its cool and she says. Come to my house, I can show you a few more I have in my living room.
Obviously I am not going to say no. A man with a bike in his living room. I see BFFs in our near future.
He shows me 3 more bikes, all as cool as his CB, but 1 is a true GP bike. He also tells me he went to Isle of Man and has a video. We watch the video and lose track of time. I am sure the girls are wondering if I got lost.
He and I head back to the hostel, where the girls are ready to jet. I say goodbye to Andrea and her X. I will miss Andrea. She is such a sweet lady and we had some fun times.
Her hostel is here.
Charlie, Emma and I head into town where we exchange contact information and I say goodbye to another couple of great friends.
Essex girls are cool, no matter what we hear :)
A short ferry ride and I am in Paihia.
Check in to the hostel and am now just finishing my day.
Thank you world, for once again showing how amazing people are!