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... it for the British. Hence the Treaty signed at Waitangi in 1840.
The next day as we were driving along we saw a sign for Mathews Museum. I had read it had a lot of old cars so we popped in. Mr Mathews himself came from the house next door to open it for us. Apparently it is his own private collection. There was all kinds of old stuff everywhere. I bet his wife was pleased when he built the building that now houses it all.
Our last visit before ...
... Cape Reinga, so we started our journey the next day. The drive to the top of the North Island is about 3.5 hours, and we went straight to the top. There we saw the lighthouse, and a couple of Germans that we had met in Whangeri. We stopped for lunch just south of there, on a beach with white sand, and then started on our journey back.
On the way back from Cape Reinga, we stopped at the sand dunes - there are ...
... washing and taking in the vista we headed to the bar. David, one of our gang, was celebrating his birthday so we gathered for drinks in the bar before dinner.
Dinner was lovely, most of us opting for the stonegrill menu (we call it a pierrade) which is a stone slab heated to 400 degrees on which you then cook your own fish or meats.
Another great day and evening was had by all.
Tomorrow is our longest day so it's an early night for ...
Finally a ridiculously steep hill rewarded us with fantastic views of Hokianga Harbour.
After checking in it was like groundhog day as we got into our swimming togs and hit the pool. We attempted a sea swim but it was too pebbly.
Dinner was in the hotel where we all ate as a team even though it was 'do your own thing', that's a good sign and we're all getting on well.
Another great ...
... American. It's one of those visits that everyone at some time in their lives tries to make. Here the indigenous Maori tribes and the British government’s representative signed a treaty and the country of New Zealand was formed. There is lots of history here which you can read on the internet – what stands out for me from this visit is how young a ...