Saturday, 2 August 2014

touring diary 6

Whakamaru, Pataruru, Whakatane, Rotorua, Ngaruwwahia, Te Aroha, Te Puke, Whenuakite, Tairua and the list can go on. Small towns in New Zealand visited on this tour in the Waikato, the Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty. To most people even here in New Zealand they do not ring a bell. Heartland stuff that might not be part of the picture when you have your daily existence in the big cities like Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland. Certainly a quieter lifestyle with community focus. Yes another lovely tour that is part of me covering the country from Bluff to Kaitaia. Immensely enjoyable and it showed me again what an absolutely  brilliantly beautiful place this country of ours is. Apart from work in the Wellington region there is only the very north, Auckland and beyond, that will be covered at the end of November beginning of December. Very much looking forward to it.
For my overseas readers, no this images is not photo-shopped. Taken from the top of Paku hill looking towards inland Coromandel.
The children from Tairua School getting ready to enter the Tairua community hall for the show. Next to the water a magical spot. Tairua school is one of those schools that are build right by the water. Children have sailing and surfing as part of their sport activities. And when the Orcas come into the bay, school stops and they all have a look I was told. Special day and from here it was back to Wellington. There the trees were forming the spring buds and arriving in Wellington after eight hours of driving, winter was very much still present.
Last touring diary for a while enjoy my blog and looking forward to hearing from you.


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