The second go-round was much better. We made it to every single appointment and had really great communication with each person we met with. The various places we needed to be were all quite a distance apart, so we spent a lot of time riding in the car on long, twisty roads. (On Wednesday we left Auckland at 7:30 AM and were on the road till 9:30 PM with three meetings at various places along the way.) It was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time.
We worked hard, but we also got to stop to stretch our legs and take a few short hikes between stops since we were covering so much distance.
Here are a few scenes from our travels:
|Steps to Maori Fishing Village in Kerikeri|
|Paihia - Bay of Islands|
|Rainbow Falls near Kerikeri|
|Lynda at Whagarei Falls|
|Larry on the trek to Whangarei Falls|
|Hike to Rainbow Falls|
|View of coastline from Portland, NZ|
|Confluence of the Pacific Ocean & the Tasman Sea at Cape Reinga|
|Lighthouse at Cape Reinga|