Add A Dash Of Mambo


Now that the holidays have passed – my Stray adventures have begun with the first stop being the Bay of Islands.  I woke up at the crack of dawn just to haul ass to make the bus.  One word – Exhausted (actually, sleepy might have been the better choice but too late for that now).   Thankfully, I wasn’t alone as the rest of the bus seemed in the same state and so the driver put on sleepy music and let us get down to business.  After a marvellous cat nap –it was time to get serious about the business of travel.

The business of travel this particular day was awesome as I was able to squeeze in all things that I love

Hanging around on a tall ship

 – hugging trees and being on the water.  The day started off with hugging one of the oldest trees in New Zealand and ended with sailing on a tall ship on a bright, beautiful Sunday afternoon.  Heaven – according to me but would not have been possible without Mambo’s assistance. 

Mambo was yet another quirky kiwi who did everything in his power to ensure that we got to experience as much as possible – boats were held and quick 5 minute tree-hugging sessions were put into place to ensure that we did as much as possible.  If that wasn’t amazing enough, he also recognizes the different between things and people (an interesting conversation about creepiness and possibly an interesting game of M.F.K).  After a good laugh – it was time to head to bed in preparation of the next day but it was just that little dash of Mambo that added sunshine to my very first day on Stray.

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  1. Something tells me that your ship beats the ones in Whitby Harbour!

    Miss you lots!


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