Yes, I know motorhoming isn’t a word, but I couldn’t think of a better title. They’ve put the purple sleeping lights on in the plane and I’m struggling to keep my eyes open. Planes do that to me in the best of times.
Anyway, the last two days in Mount Maunganui were probably some of my favourite from this trip. The camp was nice, the sun was shining and we stayed in one place for two nights. Not to mention it was great to be nearby shops, food, the beach and hot pools.
I was pretty damn exhausted after that fateful fishing trip where we caught zero fish. I spent half the day lying on a towel in the sun reading marketing magazines. The other half I went browsing around the shops then tried to nap.
Our extended family joined us for BBQ burgers and Alice, Mum and I kicked back in the hot pools. They were lovely and I think what I needed to get a good night’s rest. It was the first night I managed to sleep majority of the night and man did I need it!
No fishing this morning, we leisurely got up and packed ready to check out at 10am.
I had been really keen to walk around the Mount, unfortunately due to Cyclone Cook, most of the path was closed off. Luke, Alice and I went as far around as we could and a little up the summit before giving up and getting ice creams. Good job I say!
The remainder of the day was mainly spent travelling and working remotely. I had the rest of the week as leave but today I was back at my laptop which was fairly easy as we were on the road and then I flew from Rotorua to Auckland, with a few hours in the Koru Lounge and back on a plane to Brisbane.
It’s always saddening saying goodbye to my family, I’m lucky to love where I live and was missing work (yup I love my job that much) so it wasn’t as hard this time to head back. I’m lucky to be only a few hours away and have the ability to work remotely so can spend lots of time with them!