Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Trip up North

We decided to have a couple of days away and visit friends in the north.  Setting off it was quite fine and there was mist in the valleys.

We stopped at Whangaroa and had a look at the Harbour.  Doug spent the first four years of his life just down the road from here.

Unfortunately, on our only full day in the north (mainly spent in Kaitaia) the heavens opened and it poured with rain so no photos that day.  Still I caught up with friends starting with the oldest at 96 and working down.

We stayed in Taipa and before we came home we went for a walk along the beach as the weather had cleared.

We then stopped at Mangonui for a walk after buying a couple of fresh flounder for our tea.

At Kaeo it was flooded but, luckily, not across the road.

We then stopped at Kerikeri where we had a delicious lunch in a gluten free cafe and I bought two jackets, a top and a new duvet cover in the op shops.  A thoroughly enjoyable break.


  1. I love those harbour scenes and the beautiful, empty beach. That's exactly how I like them! I'm glad you had a good time - and it is always good to end with a bit of retail therapy!

  2. I'm glad you had a good trip despite the weather. That coastal scenery is simply stunning.

  3. You take the nicest walks, Susan, and how nice that through your pictures, you take us along.

  4. Some nice boats; a perfect place to own one.

  5. Gorgeous photos! It's a great part of the country to explore.

  6. Looks lovely, even if it did rain. Glad you had such a nice break

  7. Those first few pictures look so peaceful. What's an op shop?

  8. Opportunity Shop - or secondhand shop run by charities such as
    SPCA or Hospice.