Miscellany

After a couple of weeks at Maitai Bay it was time to move.  First a quick stop at the Top 10 at Whatuwhiwhi to dump and then off to Ramp Road, just a short 18kms down the road.  Here we set up 10 metres from the beach (Tokerau Beach in Doubtless Bay).

So as a different blog, here is a collection of sights seen at Maitai and around the Karikari Peninsular.

It is almost as if the local sheep are aware of Halal and are practicing before they go to slaughter.

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and the Pohutukawa all struggle to cling to the smallest advantage to hang onto the shore.   Some set a large number of props into the sand to ensure that they do not fall into the sea.

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This one even managed to grow in the crack in a rock.

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The sun rising out from Maitai Bay

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Over the hill from Maitai Bay is Karikari Beach, a short walk from the car park takes you down onto the beach.  Photos below; looking East and then West on Karikari Bay

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The long white sand in Karikari Bay

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A meeting of the one legged seagull society

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And a couple of foreigners meet their end!!

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Oops! the demise of the washing machine. Obviously she was overworked and underpaid.

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A long shot from the opposite side of Maitai Bay

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A mathematical snail playing in the sand creating an infinity symbol

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A Swallow and Black Back gull sitting in the sun.

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And common sights around the camp site are Yellow Hammers and Fantails

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Views from a track that leads up to the top of the hills between the camp and the headland of the peninsular.  The beach and our motorhome partially hidden in the left.

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The entrance to Maitai Bay from the track

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Looking east along Karikari Bay to the white sand bar in front of Punaheke.

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The flowers of the Manuka are well and truly out and the bees are making the most of it to produce Manuka Honey

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And finally here we are at Ramp Road on the shore of Tokerau Bay.

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