Big Old Sticks and a couple of pricks
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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We drove through the forest and did a few walks and ended up at a big forest lookout where we felt so small in comparison to the huge expanse that lay before us. We got motoring to get our sand boarding done that I had been fancying. We took a long drive down towards Kaipara Harbour and found the beach at Pouto Point, where there are supposedly the most amazing huge sand dunes. We stopped and went shopping for a few replacement clothes at The Warehouse and bought a few more bits of food for the next couple of days. The Esky is that small that you have to buy regularly if you want to eat anything fresh and keep refilling the ice – none of that fancy electric esky Jucy stuff for us. We is hardcore – but bored of buying ice.
Erica edit: I’ll just take this opportunity to mention that it is the done thing to wave and give a little knowing nod to any other Wicked van driver that you pass on the road, kind of giving respect where it’s due, ahem
The sand boarding was a complete shambles and a total disaster. I’m not going into that any more than I just have. (Erica edit: It just was. I’ve accepted it and moved on. We will leave that one right there). The day seemed to have passed us by really and we are not sure what we have actually done over the last few days. I think we have pretty much had it with Northland and want to head to Auckland and crack on the rest of NZ. It is a truly beautiful area but without fishing rods or surfboards it’s just a bit too windy and not quite warm enough yet to really enjoy ourselves lazing around on beaches. Also the sand flies have been a nightmare and have been eating us to death. Get thee to a city – at least for a few days anyway.