Sunday, October 13, 2019

Motuoapa to Raglan

Today we made our last big push north to Raglan, where we'll work and spend a couple days before driving the two hours to Auckland Wednesday. The spring light this morning was exquisite.

Before leaving, we returned to the Licorice Cafe across the street for eggs.

Mt Ruapehu (headwaters of the Waikato River) in the distance

Here's today's route, several hours and a many twisty roads to our destination (click here to view map if reading in email):
Roadside toilet art. Depicted is a kereru, the NZ wood pigeon, a magnificent bird.
Waikato River 
The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. Its catchment covers 14,260 square km or 12 per cent of the area of the North Island. The river starts its journey to the sea from high in the central North Island volcanic zone, 2797 metres above sea level...The Waikato River is a tupuna (ancestor), a taonga (treasure), and the mauri (life force) of Tainui Waka and Ngati Tuwharetoa.

 We wish you sweet dreams...

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