Thursday, January 05, 2012

driving up northland...






the day before christmas, pedro and i packed the '89 corona up with mad camping equipment, heaps of water, dried fruits and the like (little did we know that the dried fruits would stay drier than we would during our 9 days camping under the stars and the long white clouds of this fine land). we were on our way north, to hike the cape reinga coastal walkway, a 3-5 day horseshoe trek around the northern tip of new zealand, from the pacific to the tasman...

the corona was fine and strong and so were we, heading north and out of the waikato, past auckland, soon to be entering the northland region of new zealand. the scenery from the car was stunning and the drive was a perfect preface of the natural beauty yet to come.

by proper christmas eve, by the time the sun had set, 5-6 hours on the road, we had crossed hokianga harbour and were on our way to the small maori community of miti miti

scenes from our road trip north - new zealand pride strong and true and always all black, hokianga harbour repping stunningly after coming round the bend in a northland road, scenes in omapere while waiting an hour for the ferry across the harbour...

love and health to all...