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The 7.30am alarm went off far too soon! We joined the others for our breakfast cooked by the owner of the B&B. Eggs, cereal, toast and bacon. It was a funny breakfast because the owner is South African and as he was able to speak Afrikaans (similar to Dutch), he was making jokes about the Germans. Back in the van we traveled along the west coast to different vantage points where we could see 90 mile beach and many other look outs along the way.
Set an alarm for 6.30am so we could all meet for breakfast at 7am. Some of the family had been awake since 4am from jet lag so they went to the gym. Others slept for over 12 hours! We had a full breakfast again and Jip and I shared a fruit salad for dessert. All nine of us piled into the HiAce van and made our way up the highway towards the bay of islands.
Slept like a baby last night! Our upgraded suite came with aromatherapy pillow spray so whether we fell asleep because of the spray or if it was because of our traveling but it was nice to wake up refreshed. Our shower is one that is over a bathtub which I don’t mind but, the shower head on the wall faces downwards and is for shorter people so you are almost pressed up against the wall in a squatting position just to wet the top of your head.
Up at 7am to get ready for our Uber driver at 7.50am, We still had a few little things to pack as well as shower. It was a quick run into the airport and before we knew it, we had checked in our luggage and our bags weighed 13kg and 16.5kg.
At the gate, we ate our breakfast of cheese and bacon rolls from bakers delight and some chocolate brownie with fruit.
Slept briefly (only a few hours) last night as we were up early so I could get my SNS nails removed. The boys stayed back at home and drank coffee whilst the four of us walked to the end of Java Island to get croissants for breakfast and other errands. We bought the freshest croissants as they had just come out of the oven and were still warm!
After relaxing for a while, we walked to the Amsterdam zoo and it’s attached museum on microbes called Micropia.