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.