A Travellerspoint blog

February 2017

NZ North Island - Northland

Chasing the sun


We headed north from Auckland to catch the remaining warm weather. We felt like we were back in summer. Bright-blue skies every day.


I managed to get a game of golf in.


We stopped off at a nice little campsite and went for a kayak


We stayed in a couple of great DoC campsites and got in some beach-time.


We were hoping to swim with dolphins, but there were little ones so we had to make do with them playing around the boat. They were with us for hours. We had a stop off at an island with some great views. I swam from the boat, while everyone else took the rib. It was worth it as I saw a big stingray as I swam back, though it was pretty cold.


Cape Reinga was stunning.


And Spirits Bay was one of the most peaceful and beautiful places we've ever been.


Our final stop in Northland was some giant sand dunes.
We got a bit carried away sliding down the dunes and missed the incoming rainstorm. Soph wasn’t too impressed!


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Pause in the blog

Move to Manchester: jobs, a house, a baby!


Blog continued after a rather lengthy delay! The visit of the Findlers meant that there was a lot to be written about and we knew we’d be pestered until we got it up... We were on the last leg of our trip and starting to apply for jobs and before we knew it the blog was a long forgotten. I write the remainder of these posts from our lounge in Manchester while our 6 month old daughter Sylvie is asleep. How life has changed! Detail is going to be a little scant from here on in. We’ll let the photos do the talking.


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