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... North Island, Jim lent us his little Suzuki and Maroussia let us borrow her tent and her partner Steve let us borrow his GPS (life saver!) Marroussia was a wonderful host, we had so many wonderful evenings sitting on her back porch drinking wine and trying Marmite (not my fave, but not too bad.) Maroussia has a son, Lucca (another cousin) Lucca turned 15 while we were staying with them. He loves binge watching CSI: Miami....(all the good US shows never make it down here).
... the game. Again, I did more playing with the new camera, pictures below, and the Blue’s won! After the game we used the flags we had been given on entry to get autographs from the top players. We got 4 x All black players autographs and the Blue’s no 10. One of the players was Steven Luatua, who is an All Black and the same age as me! I also got a high five from him, that was pretty cool. We drove back after the game, pretty tired, and had a short sleep to be up ...
... also yum). The gift shop here was particularly interesting as it had a rather large beehive built directly next to it, and you could see thousands of bees busily working right on the other side of the glass. We spent a while wandering the riverside in Warkworth before heading to Sheepworld. We had missed the shearing shows for the day, so decided to give the farm itself a miss. Instead ...
... br> We began the trip going to piha, a beach west of Auckland, and then went north to the Kauri tree forests where we saw the largest one in new Zealand. I also nearly ran over a kiwi and possum. Great start.
From there we went across to the east coast and the bay of islands, before heading south again along the east coast. We stopped off at some gorgeous beaches and free camp spots along the way. Wangarei falls was spectacular, as was ocean beach. We also mastered ...
... weeks of one another. Friendship and a shared craving for adventure brought us here, to our fourth night on the road.
The landscapes have been breathtaking. Being from Saskatchewan where the roads and highways are totally flat and straight, it’s been quite fun to drive the roads in Northland which are all up, down and around. I like to pretend I’m in one of those racecar video games, vrmm vrrrmmmm! Rad Red has a little trouble going uphill, but she makes up for it ...