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Kauri Loop Track + Hamilton Museum

Friday 25th February

In the morning I did the Kauri Loop Track (in the Hakarimata Scenic Reserve), which had some lovely old trees and (walking a bit further) a lookout with views (once the fog lifted) over the Waikato towards Hamilton. After that I had a quick drive around Hantly where I got a bit lost — and where there isn't much except the power station.

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Back in Hamilton, I had a shower and then walked along the river to the Waikato Museum. The riverside walk is lovely, and was almost deserted. There was a cruise paddle steamer, a handful of other pedestrians, and many ducks and birds (including a woodpecker).

The museum cafe had closed, so I went over the road and found a place which had excellent coffee and an eggplant pizza, before returning to the museum. This had some good stuff, but the posters and labels had an appalling number of spelling and grammar mistakes.

I spent some time in a big secondhand bookshops Crows Nest Books, checked my email, had a nap, and went into town for ok Chinese and a quick visit to an Internet cafe to check my email.

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