Day 1 New Zealand - Heading North
Trip Start Nov 14, 2011
160Trip End May 13, 2012
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Yesterday was an interesting and tiring day, the campervan was late arriving and then Ken had to show us the ropes etc. After going to a supermarket to buy provisions we arrived at Orewa early evening.
Both of us were extremly tired - it had been 48 hrs since we had slept in a bed - only sleep we'd had was in cattle class on the aeroplane - certainly not quality sleep. So our first thoughts when we received the campervan were OMG - 8 weeks in THIS!! But now we have slept well, showered and sorted out our stuff, things are seeming a lot better.
Did I get the best bed - not so sure - I'm sleeping above the driving cab - quite roomy widthwise but not so roomy heightwise. Just getting up there and down again is an art form - wasn't laughing last night, but seeing the funny side this morning. Pete definately got the best bed, the table drops to make a large bed.
Headed north from Orewa and drove through some lovely countryside, a mixture of coastal and inland. Stopped for lunch at a place called Goats Island marine reserve - very picturesque. Ended up in a place called Tutukaka on the north east coast - small and quite with a pretty marina.
First impressions of New Zealand - very clean place and extremely friendly people.
Unable to download any photos - hopefully will catch up at a later date.
Travelled 235 kms.