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... in the world, meandering uphill and then back down again for no apparent reason. This did however prove that L doesn't get travel sick when driving. We did make it to our destination in one piece and were witness to the sub tropical sunshine that makes the Northlands so attractive. The pamphlets we picked up at a highway service station told us that on a good day you can see the Three Kings (three small islands) out in the distance. It was officially ...
... the main islands to get the best possible views from (called Motuarohia Island) was closed due to it being out of season so although we were sailing directly past the islands we weren’t getting the views we were after. Oh well, there was still hope that the island we were heading to had a hill for some sort of view.
Urupukapuka Island (try saying that after a few pints) is the largest of the islands and by far ...
After a good nights sleep woke to a sunny day after really heavy heavy rain in the night! Took a trip to the supermarket to get supplies for our BBQ tonight. There is a central covered area completed with bbq that is maintained and cleaned daily. Rack of lamb and steak safely in the fridge plus wine chilling so we are off for a stroll. Paihia is so much quieter than I imagined, sandy beach looking out onto many islands ( funny ...
... eaten alfresco and happened across a man in the road side with a mobile coffee van so we finished off with coffee, chai latte and hot chocolate! The afternoon concluded with visits to the Ancient Kauri workshop where we saw the oldest fossilised Kauri tree which had been carved into a stairwell in the shop area. Finally we visited the Kauri forest which was subtropical and we were able to view Kauri trees in various stages of ...
... with it's perimeter (girth) measuring more than 13 meters measures 244 cubic meters of wood in its trunk. This may not mean much to most of us but I will let the pictures talk.
Although these giants seem so massive, they are very fragile. Their roots lie just a few centimetres under the surface. This makes them very vulnerable to hikers feet, so that we walked on raised footpaths most of the time. Also these ...