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29 maart 2014
That morning I woke up at 6 in the morning because 1 I was so hot and 2 there was this really annoying slapping noise against the window. I looked and I just saw horizontal rain and a big tree branch being slapped against our window! I tried to ignore it but then at 7 in the morning Linnea (the Swedish exchange student in our room) her alarm went off!!! She had forgotten to put it off Louise and I woke up and made whale noises saying that Linnea had to turn it off but she didn’t get until a wee while later. She then turned it off but Louise and I couldn’t fall asleep anymore. We decided to hop into our sleepingbags and go upstairs. We sat in the living room on our own and starred outside. The wind was blowing sooooo hard and it was raining aswell. The rain was actually horizontal because of the wind. Quite relaxing in a way but it sucked because there would’ve been nothing to do that day.. We were supposed to go fishing and biscuiting and water skiing but yeah naah. Half an hour later Ross and Debbie came walking down the stairs in their rain jackets asking if we wanted to go for a walk on the beach. Ehm is this a joke, I asked. But he looked serious and off they went in the cyclone ahhaha. After 2 hours everybody slowly started to wake up and have breakfast. Around 10.00 we were all sat in the living room again with music and and our voices. Ross and Debbie had come back and said that there was a 7 meter swell in the ocean! Woah. Well we decided to play this game where you stick this paper on your forehead with a name and you have to guess who you are. Meanwhile we were hungry again so I thought ‘Oh I still have poffertjes!’ I told Victor to grab them and youre supposed to eat them with sugar and melted butter but the Nutella jar was there before I could grab the sugar so never mind. Who doesn’t love Nutella haha. The poffertjes and Nutella jar were passed around the room and were finished in no time. We then decided to go for a little walk on the beach. We just wore our togs and rainjackets and we were good to go! On the beach the wind was blowing soooo hard. All the sand hit us in the legs and face like needles, so painful. We took some pictures and then decided to leave again to the living room. After a few hours we decided we had to do something so we headed off to Coromandel City. And by city I mean 1 street with 10 dairy’s a bookshop and a café and 15 closed buildings. It was raining and cold so we looked for an open café. Luckily we found 1! We ordered a hot drink (Chai Latte as usual) and sat down. We had hour and a half in the bubbling city of the coromandel so we spent that precious time inside. Then we walked back to the car again and drove back to the home. By the way I asked if the city was close and they said: ‘yeah yeah it’s close.’ My god, 25 minutes later we were finally there. Close is 5 or 10 minutes and evertything more is ages ahaha. And the road reminded me of Switzerland. Full of scary corners around the mountain mehh!
Back home we changed into our togs again and decided to make the best out of our weekend. We left to the beach and just ran in. I walked in until the water touched my ankles and 5 seconds later the water came until my belly. The swell was so high! Surprisingly the water was really warm so everybody jumped in. The current was so incredibly strong. I was holding onto my togs the whole time because I just felt that if I didn’t the current was going to take them! Also it was so difficult to stand still when the water got pulled back. Most of the times you’d just end up falling and getting washed away. It was so funny to see. All these random kids just popping out of the water and only a few seconds later being sucked back again ahaha. Was a cool experience though dancing in this ‘cyclone Luci’ oh yes it got a name, so that means that Shit just got real. Well after swimming we luckily found our towels and walked back and had a shower. We started making dinner but then had another activity. I was always the slow one so after I changed and got upstairs everybody was gone! I panicked and ran all along the beach in this crazy weather and finally found them on a little park on the side. We were divided in 2 groups and had to do a race with different activities. Such as: shoot a ball in the basket, climb a little wall, walk in bags, eat weetbix and whistle, spin 3 times fast and walk to the other side holding a potato on a spoon, throw a boot in a box and bite an apple out of a container full of water. I started with the apple biting and I used my jaw as an excuse so they left 1 apple with the string on it haha! The rest was alright except for the weetbix. Oh my gooood. We had to eat 1 piece of weetbix. The driest piece of cereal/oatmeal I don’t even know what. Without milk or water its just impossible to eat on its own. It gets stuck on your teeth and theres no way to chew it. Horrible. I kinda cheated there ahaha. ‘Woops didn’t mean to drop that piece of weetbix, oh well.’ My group won by the way! We went back for dinner and then stayed up late arranging and creating ideas for our Rotary Conference in April. We went to bed around 2AM and it was raining again. Good weather.
Next morning some had to leave at 10AM because they had an 8 hour car ride to Napier aaai. We had breakfast and then it was just cleaning and packing. For the people left we went for a little walk around. The weather was more calm that day and not too many clouds. At 12.00 I left in the car with 3 other exchange students and Karen, our South Island chaperone. It was around 4 hours back to Rotorua. The weather was bad everywhere so yeah… I got back home around 16.30 and then it was weird again. No more screaming and yelling around me. It wasn’t the best weekend because I was so excited to see the beautiful blue ocean and to go biscuiting etc. But oh well I think we tried to make it fun and at least I went for a swim! And of course seeing my exchange family is always more than amazing, miss them already!
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30 maart 2014 13:38 | Door: Sabine
Wat kan jij leuk vertellen. Ik zag het helemaal voor me, zo'n huisje aan het strand in de storm...
Zo te lezen heb je er toch, ondaks het slechte weer, een leuk weekend aan gehad met de andere Excahngees.
Voor je het weet is je jaar voorbij nu. deze laatste maanden zullen heel snel gaan. Fijn om te lezen dat het ook goed klikt met je gastfamilie!
Tot een volgende keer maar weer! Blijf genieten van al je avonturen.
groetjes uit een stralend Nederland (ruim 20° eind maart, ongekend maar heeerrrrrllijk)