Up and around the Northland
Trip Start Apr 01, 2010
20Trip End Apr 30, 2010
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Mangonui was a small fishing town. Very nice. We got a really good vibe from it, but didn't stay long. It felt like a real town which welcomed the occasional tourist, unlike some of the touristy places further south. We then headed southwest toward the Herekini Forest. We weren't sure which way was best so we just kind of winged it
Vaughn got really fussy at one point and we thought we might have to turn the car around and go home. By the way, this threat has no effect on an 11 month old. Eventually we arrived at the ferry and crossed the bay over to Rawene. Cute little place. Had a rest at the Masonic hotel and then shot down to Opononi where we got our first glimpse of the Tasman Sea from the porch of the Opononi Hotel. Just beautiful. Molly can't understand why more people don't live here. I came up with some lame logic, but she didn't buy it.
So we're bunked down at the local holiday park for the night. Gorgeous view of the bay in front of us. No internet connection, so I'll have to upload this later. Molly wrote the last one in case you couldn't tell.