New Plymouth to Coromandel

Another state of emergency avoided! Ex-cyclone Gita causes fresh states of emergency to be declared. We managed to head north out of the way of this. Seemed to affect Taranaki quite badly. Looks as if the Kaikoura main route in is cut-off again. Next day we headed up State Highway 3. Until we got south…

Birds

We are trying to take some pictures of birds on this trip. Not many so far but we will try to add some as we go along. Gulls flying Goldfinch near Allan's Beach Diver taking off at Raumati Beach Diver at Mercury Bay Little Stint on Cooks Beach Silvereyes Gull at Mercury Bay Gulls at…