However, we did go for the day. And, it was sunny! When we arrived, we headed to North Beach and enjoyed a long walk with the dogs. Then we visited the Shepherds, who knew we were coming and had lunch already for us. We saw Don & Moira and bought 5lbs of whitebait from them. Then we managed to catch up with Amanda & Paul who were staying at Muz & Lyn's NZMCA CAP site close to the crossroads. I wish I had of taken some photos because it's a cool place to stay, and one we definitely plan to go to.
Just as we left to head home we stopped in at 'Tonys' and got the best fish n chips EVER. Yum!
A quick trip, but worth it.
|We left before sunrise.|
|First stop at Wai-iti Domain to let the dogs have a stretch.|
|Misty morning in Murchison|
|The dredge making the tip head a bit deeper for the cement ships to get in and out of port. This won't be happening for much longer as Holcim Cements is shutting down in a few months time.|
|Paddle boarders enjoying the surf (and sun).|
|NZMCA camp, right beside the beach.|
|Tauranga Bay area; another stop for the dogs to have a stretch.|