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Van'mad Diaries Northland East

Updated: Dec 20, 2019

Woolley bay. Ventured over to Woolley bay and walked around to whale bay- don’t know why its called that because there was certainly no whales or large mamals just a wonderful beach with some peculiar looking apes also referred to as humans and some sea urchins. We then walked over to the next bay and inhaled a lovely ice cream because it was melting rather quickly in response to the heat. We then messed around on the beach creating our Christmas card, yes you’ve heard me right, Christmas card, I’m super organised when it comes to creative shiz, I get all excited and can’t wont any longer.

Whangarei. A storm is due to blow over so we have escaped to the city Whangarei for a few days to get some wifi time and recuperate. We went to the library, applied for some woofing and posted the last Van’life Diaries, walked around the bay and treated ourselves to some flavoursome food.

Whangarei. We climbed to the view point which sneakily says 40m so we thought 40 meters which I was very happy about because I didn’t sleep rather well. However, 40 minutes later we reached the view point! 40 minutes of constant steps and incline! After that sweaty experience we went swimming in the city pool and made the most of a hot shower.

May I just add, what happened to just normal swimming in swimming pools. I didn’t realise I was entertaining myself into a swimming gala, Jesus all I wanted was a paddle, I was in competition with heated lengths with the people in front and behind me in my lane. Let’s just say i’m considerably faster than lily, lily definitely slowed the pace of the team.

Tutukaka. Heading back out to Tutukaka as the storm had been and gone, we called at Whangarei falls and had a walk around them which were pretty spectacular, before arriving back on the coast for a nice chilled day after the last activity filled day almost killed off my sleep deprived self.

Reotahi. We headed over to Reotahi on Whangarei Heads, where we took up camp, did our washing like true van lifers, we well and truly took over the whole camp.

Waipu Cave’s. After a walk around the head land at Whangarei Heads we received the good news of receiving a Wwoof’ing position, just above Auckland, working in an animal sanctuary, Happy Days. So we’ve decided to start heading back down in that direction, today we will be stopping off at Waipu Cave’s for the evening to see some glow worms, before heading to our Wwoofing job tomorrow.

Stay tuned for more #Vanlife nonsense

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New Zealand's tourist marketing campaign is to wish the world good morning everyday, from different Kiwi's in all parts of New Zealand. As it's to be said that New Zealand is the first to see the sun rise everyday so only right to wish the world a good morning and a good day.

So of course I thought hell YEAH, I want to join in. So I've been wishing the world good morning every morning from each of our locations, so stay tuned.

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