5) Chan­nel your in­ner plane-spot­ter

Marlborough Express - - TRAVEL -

One of the fun and free things to do is to get to the end of the air­port’s run­way when the big jets are land­ing or tak­ing off.

Run­way 08 (that’s the west­ern end) is a good spot when the jets are com­ing in to land – when you stand at a sea wall, it re­ally does feel as if the plane is go­ing to land on top of you.

You can get even closer at the end of Run­way 26 (the eastern end). Things get re­ally dra­matic on those oc­ca­sions when the jets are tak­ing off from that end.

If you are close to the perime­ter fence you’ll get hit by the rush of air from the en­gines as the air­craft pow­ers up to be­gin its take­off – you be­gin to feel you might get blown into a nearby taro patch.

All sorts of dishes are cooked up at the Muri night mar­kets, and they cost no more than $15.

Our choices? A seafood curry, fol­lowed by a huge crepe filled with sliced ba­nanas and whipped cream and cov­ered with Bai­leys, and a great big piece of cake that we took back to base to en­joy with a cuppa.

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