Shhhhh…..we are not telling!

Our next destination is a bit of a hidden gem, it’s not advertised anywhere, it’s not listed on any web sites and it’s not in any books. We came across it a couple of years https://brvannini.wordpress.com/2016/08/18/hidden-gem/ so decided to return. Luckily we still had the contact details of the guardian of the site so we rang before making the trek to book in, as well as make sure it was still ok to visit in exchange for a bit of Koha (donation).

We left Tokerau Beach in the rain, accompanied by a terrible gusty wind. We would usually chose not to travel in such wind but it seemed like it was easing, which it did further along in our journey.

We arrived to find that there was no one else here, yay, we can park where we like. We woke the following morning to thIs view from my bedroom window….

and yes, this was taken by me at 7am!

and a panoramic shot taken from the door of the van.

This was also where we saw the Blue whale two years ago, now long gone.

this is us all settled in.

Some people even went for a swim! A tad chilly yet for most of us though.

Well, he (Keith) was a tad warm after hiking out to the end of the point, an hour each way, so I guess cooling off in the sea is not a bad option.

Some of us prefer to sit in the sun and contemplate the world whilst taking in the views

Looking left

looking right, and with that sort of scenery, why wouldn’t you?

Not to be outdone, the following day Deb braved the water for a swim

that’s her swimming along the beach……brrrrrr. It will have to warm up a bit more before I venture in.

We have had a week here and as alluded to in my last post, we have managed to do very little but relax, take time out, go for the odd walk, chill out, fish, swim, relax…..you get the picture? Bliss!

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4 Responses to “Shhhhh…..we are not telling!”

  1. Stuartinnz Says:

    I know where that is! But your secret is safe with me…

  2. john bartlett Says:

    That place is real nice. When we where there across the bay where two dead whales. Rang Auckland hospital last week. Look like early December for the opp. Dont tell to many people about that place……. see ya

    On Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 8:31 AM The Vanninis’ Manoeuvres rkvannini posted: “Our next destination is a bit of a hidden gem, it’s not > advertised anywhere, it’s not listed on any web sites and it’s not in any > books. We came across it a couple of years ago click here so decided to > return. Luckily we still had the contact details of t” >

  3. Dave Gibb Says:

    Looks like it is going to still be a secret!! Your link takes me back to todays blog.

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