Nov/Dec 2015 – New Zealand WARNING! Naked buttocks alert! With “The Girl” in Auckland. With “The Girl” in Auckland. On the ferry to Devonport. Impressive tree in Devonport. View of North Head, Devonport. Auckland City. Rangitoto Island. Beach on North Head. Christine was at the UK version a week earlier. The Methodist Church in Epsom, Auckland. Kemp House – the oldest building in NZ. Kiwis are nocturnal. Lunch on Aroha Island. Unusual sight! Dabbling her toes in the water. Near Kerikeri. And no campsite! Grr! Cute church in Kaeo. Scene of world’s first football match each year. Opito Bay, North Island. The Far North. Mangonui seafront. Pub for fish & chips in Mangonui. The attractions of the Far North. Apologies for putting you off your food! Ninety MIle Beach road. The beach at Waipapakauri Ramp. Memorial to NZ Air Force. Typical house. The bus. Te Paki stream. Off we go! The sand tobogganer. View from Cape Reinga. The meeting place of Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. The lighthouse at Cape Reinga. Cape Reinga. Cape Reinga. Lunch stop. The Far North. Maori church in Awanui. The beach at Ahipara. Tree fern. Very apt name for the owners! Hmm. Stephen is not sure about this one! On the ferry across Hokianga Harbour. View of sand dune from camp in Opinoni. The top of the climb from Opinoni. We haven’t bought any yet! Tane Mahuta. Father of the Forest. Camping in Waipoua Forest. Converted railway carriage in Dargaville. Methodist church in Dargaville. The Bascies get everywhere! Rory from Peebles. Looking back the way we’ve climbed. Chocolate factory in Mangawhai. Mangawhai Heads. Mangawhai Heads. Mangawhai Heads. The Kauri Museum. View from campsite in Matakohe. Bald Rock near Brynderwynn. Planks cut from a (relatively small) kauri tree. Boardroom table made from a single piece of kauri wood. Hills. Hills. Hills. A rest at the top. Hills. Hills. Hills. Sculpture on tge road to Helensville. Happy Christmas! The thermal baths in Parakai. The “river” in Helensville at low tide. Helensville station. Two old crocks. The German fan of Roberts bikes. Nice! Swanson train station. View of Rangitoto Island from the campsite at Takapuna. The campsite in Takapuna. The beach at Takapuna. Christmas morning. A rest to admire the view on Christmas afternoon. Campbell’s Bay church on Christmas morning. Christmas morning walk. Christmas morning walk. Christmas morning walk. Christmas lunch starters. Boxing Day morning. A light lunch on Boxing Day. Banoffee pie as made by Eleri. The house in Campbell’s Bay. On the ferry from Devonport. Old Mangere Bridge Anglers on old Mangere Bridge. Shipyard on Mangere River. Sikh temple on road out of Auckland. Camping under a kauri tree. Nearing the top! Coromandel peninsula hills in the distance. A sight not often seen – Christine in water!