No natural hazards to avoid today, so we took a trip up the east coast. First stop Whakatane where the sun came out so we took a trip up to the viewpoint above the town and then a walk along the shore.
The statue represents the story of a Maori woman who had to rescue a canoe of supplies after it drifted out to sea. Women weren’t supposed to row apparently but the men were busy exploring new lands (or something like that!).
We then moved on down the coast to Mount Maunganui where we watched some people surfing. Tom would like you to believe that this is him, but unfortunately it’s not true.
Final stop of the day was MacLaren Falls before we headed for the motel. We worked out that by the time we’ve dropped the car off back in Auckland we’ll have done about 1,000 miles in NZ. Better add that to the offsetting account!
[Tom: - No photos with this post yet, because the wifi in this coffee shop is painfully slow. I'll add them to flickr when I get a better connection: http://flickr.com/photos/tdroza]
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