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New Zealand 2016
10/30   Right is Left
10/31   Omeru Scenic Reserve
11/01   Omamari Beach
11/02   Waipoua Forest
11/03   Mail Boxes and a Magic Orange
11/04   Cape Reinga
11/05   Ninety Mile Beach
11/06   Haruru Falls
11/07   Russell Forest
11/08   Bus and Ferry
11/09   Thames
11/11   Castle Rock
11/12   Hot Water Beach
11/13   Owharoa Falls
11/14   Thompson's Track
11/15   Rotorua
11/17   Rotorua Rain
11/18   Haku Falls
11/19   Pureora Forest Park
11/20   Waitomo Glowworm Caves
11/21   Marokopa
11/22   New Plymouth
11/25   Pukeiti Rain Forest
11/26   Boring Highway 3
11/27   Boring Highway 1
11/29   Switching Gears
11/30   Hitchhikie
12/01   Abel Tasman National Park
12/02   Rawhiti Cave
12/03   Mount Robert
12/04   Glaciers
12/05   Mount Aspiring
12/06   Milford Sound
12/07   Stirling Point
12/08   The Catlins
12/09   Tunnel Beach
12/10   Sandfly Beach
12/11   Mount Cook
12/12   Cave Stream
12/14   Long Day Home
Kayak Trip 2017

Mail Boxes and a Magic Orange


tl;dr: Look, mail box pictures!

Today was kind of a boring day. I didn't visit any notable sites (except maybe the oldest bridge in New Zealand, which I sort of stumbled upon). Just miles upon miles of awesome New Zealand farm land.

I was a bit nauseous as I left the hostel. It was probably due to all the instant coffee I drank.

A night in the hostel recharged my batteries, literally if not figuratively. My body wanted no part in leaving this morning. Also, looking back over my right shoulder is becoming painful.

I crossed the Hokianga Harbor on the Rawene Kohukohu Ferry.

I ate a big lunch in Awaroa. Apparently a corn dog is just a hot dog here. So after leaving town I became sleepy and pulled off the road to lay in the grass for a bit. When I finally sat up, there sat a big citrus right next to me. I can't imagine how I had missed it earlier, and there was no good reason for it to be there. Maybe an elf or fairy supplied it? Not to offend any local cryptids, I ate it. It wasn't too bad.

After eating the grapefruit-sized orange I felt pretty good.

There were many hills to climb again, but a surprising number of roads I was on either followed a valley or were on flattish ground. This was a nice change.

I stopped in Kaitaia to pick up a map. My phone works for navigation, but it is little use when other people ask me where I'm coming from or going to.

The forest I wanted to camp in was well secured, so I continued on for a few more kilometers until I found myself in an avocado grove.

Some of New Zealand's towns have guns, too.

mail box

Rawene Kohukohu Ferry

New Zealand's oldest bridge in Kohukohu

I saw so many turkeys today.

suddenly an orange

I think this display is deliberate.

mail boxes

mail boxes

mail box

I think these hedges are to protect crops from the wind.

camping in a avocado grove

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