Travel Blogs from Whangarei
... a reasonable compromise
might be that we keep it parked at Dave and Jessie’s so others can come
and use it. Vehicles here have to be registered, which you
can’t get unless you have a warrant of fitness which is completed by a
mechanic every year, and then insurance is optional. When
you think about it, you have to have insurance in Canada, but other than
emissions and a general look over no one cares about how ...
... this in the North island that are unique and worth the visit.
When you realize that these trees have been standing since Christ’s time, through all of the chaos of life and nature since then. Standing here, standing silently, proudly living as beacons of the past, harkening back to darker days. Standing as wee ants before them, you can’t help but be instantly reminded of your humanity, your frailty. Yet at the same time, you ...
... few files downloaded... also a guy camping next to us lent me his hard-drive so ripped a load of films off there, and some good old Ross Kemp survivor episodes... watched a good one about meeting the ‘Mongrel Mobs’ of NZ, going to keep an eye out for those chaps!
Our top tip if you’re thinking of backpacking or travelling is to bring a net book or small laptop. Ours is defiantly the most useful thing we have brought!
Found a lovely place to have lunch looking out over the boats at Whangarei.
Had a wander around and saw some glass blowing. Took some photos around the wharf area and then left for Paihia. We were going to visit the clock museum, but we were keen to keep going and get to Paihia.
This morning we left the National Park at 10am after a terrible nights sleep, Shellie and I were put in a room with two random guys who both snored really loud all through the night. We know it's to be expected on a trip like this but didn't make us feel any better. The weather had improved so we were able to take in the scenery better today, there was just mile after mile of steep, green mountains and turning onto a narrow, gravel road we only had an hours drive till we ...