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90 Mile Beach and Waitangi

sunny 21 °C

We started the day by the Stone Store in Kerikeri.
It's an old stone storehouse that's been restored.
Stone House - Kerikeri

Stone House - Kerikeri

Stone House - Kerikeri

Stone House - Kerikeri

Stone House - Kerikeri

Stone House - Kerikeri

After that we drove up to 90 mile beach. The wind was quite strong, blowing sand and spray everywhere. The spray was quite intense and our glasses misted up almost immediately. There was a small group of wind surfers, who were getting some amazing speed across the water. However, the spray was intense enough that it was almost impossible to take any pictures. Nevertheless, it was still a great walk along the beach.
90 Mile Beach - wind surfing

90 Mile Beach - wind surfing

It was almost dinner time by then so we drove to Mangonui and went to one of the North's most reputable fish and chip shops for dinner. They have quite a location, with the deck looking out across the bay.
Mangonui

Mangonui

Mangonui

Mangonui

On the drive back we had this amazing sunset.
Sunset - Kerikeri

Sunset - Kerikeri

Sunset - Kerikeri

Sunset - Kerikeri

Sunset - Kerikeri

Sunset - Kerikeri

Today was quieter, but it started with a bit of history.
Waitangi - where the New Zeal;and Treaty was originally signed is now a NZ National trust site.
The grounds have certainly been extended since we were last here in the '90s.
waitangi treaty house

waitangi treaty house


Governors House Lawn - Waitango

Governors House Lawn - Waitango

Waitango Meeting House

Waitango Meeting House

The Trust site also has the Ngatokimatawhaorua - one of the world's largest Maori ceremonial war canoes. It was built for the Waitangi Treaty Day Centenary celebrations in 1940.
Large Waka - Waitango

Large Waka - Waitango


Large Waka - Waitango

Large Waka - Waitango

After we'd toured the Waitango grounds we headed into Paihia and spent the day just relaxing on the beach and doing a little swimming.

Posted by Markfr 23:54 Archived in New Zealand Tagged beach 90 mile waitangi

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