Thursday, October 22, 2015


Kaipara Harbour map

Yesterday, we had a cruise on the northern part of the Kaipara Harbour. We drove down to Pahi and the boarded the "Kewpie 2" which took us on a four hour cruise.  Looking at the map we actually covered only a very small part of the large Kaipara Harbour.  We cruised down from Pahi past the Batley Homestead and then went about halfway to Maungaturoto and the railway crossing before returning the same way.

It is a very interesting cruise with a commentary along the way.  I did it once before with Max but, unfortunately, we had a heavy fog that day.

Yesterday, it was fine but the wind was quite strong (as it has been for some time).

                                                                  The Batley Homestead

The Main trunk line - unfortunately, only special tour trains run on it now


  1. I like the way that most of the place names are Maori, with just a sprinkling of more British sounding ones thrown in.

  2. I am so used to the Maori names I hardly notice now.

  3. It looks so beautiful! We sail in the Baltic in the summer these days - that is pretty stunning too.