I’ve been on holiday for the last 6 days, head home on Saturday. Reception is not the greatest where we are staying, but that is a bonus in some ways. Unplugging is healthy for you.
I have been a tourist in your own backyard and exploring parts of New Zealand that I have never been to, sharing this experience with my daughter, who turned 21 on Wednesday it’s been a bit of planning in the making but worth it.
The things I will remember from this holiday in the far north.
- Aupouri wild horses just roam free, come into wee villages, and there’s horses just chilling out on the roads.
- Roads are a bit ruggered, huge pot holes, half the road is missing or you are driving, then next minute you’re on gravel.
- Te Paki giant sand dunes and met Dave and he’s local and been hiring out boards to people to sand surf down the dunes, Dave’s been doing it for 20 years and seen his own children, grandchildren have fun on the sand dunes.
- The weather changes all the time, has amazing lighting storms, the wind is relentless, and one minute it’s raining the next it’s sunny.
- The land changes on every turn, foresty, amazing Seaviews, farmlands.
- The locals are pretty chill
- So many wee settlements dotted along the way, and you wouldn’t there would be.
- Finally stepping on to the treaty of Waitangi grounds and being immersed in history.
- Exploring the Bay of islands by boat and learning about the history,
- Reception is a hit and miss
- Northland is quite untouched, and you see and feel so much history as you explore.
- Random run down house, with Spiderman chilling at the entrance, fake of course.
- The sunrises and sunsets are pretty amazeballs.
- Bird life up here is pretty cool. All t are making their own noises.