Moving the electric fencing on the hills
Side trip to Hobbiton to mingle with the tourists - the attention to detail was admirable. Employment for 130 (what seemed like) thirteen year olds, driving the frequent buses and acting as Guide Rangis.
Although we saw no hobbits at Hobbiton, we did get to see some friendly Orks as we passed through Auckland.
Kerikeri old stone store 1836 - watched them set up a drone to take some Tourism NZ shots on this beautiful day
Our guide - Kupenga at the Kemp House
With the locals - Opononi jetty
The catch and bait
Waitangi meeting house pole guardian
A random tuk tuk outside a Russell Thai restaurant!
Waka training - Lake Ngatu
Buzzing Kaitaia Saturday morning market - David's slushies were popular
Mangonui former colonial fishing village - sketched from the famous fish & chip shop
Destination Cape Reinga light house. Upon approaching we were treated to a spectacular display of squillions of buzzing dragon flies - I'd never seen such before. I speculated it was because I'd brought my Tombow pens all the way to the end of the country. And for those enriched by Trivial Pursuit evenings, tombow of course, is the Japanese word for dragon fly :-)