My annual visit to Pauline and Northland seems a long time past. In fact it started two weeks ago tomorrow and ended the following Saturday. It's just over a week ago but it seems like a decade. Pauline has already posted on many of our visits one her blog The Paddock. Some of my photos will be of the same areas because I'm not only posting for my readers (many of whom read Pauline's blog too) but also for my blog in it's role as my diary.
Pampas Grass (imported) or Toetoe (indigenous) at the time I didn't know how to distinguish the two. It is supposed to grow to a maximum of 3m high. I would say that's at least 6m even allowing for the fact that Pauline's well below its base.
A beautiful area at the northern end of Waikato Bay
and again but taken from half way down the bay
Out in a 'tinnie' doing what Kiwi's do
Waikato Bay beach looking in a southerly direction
Tokerau Beach looking in a southerly direction across Doubtless Bay to Cable Bay and down to Mangonui probably about 16 k away as a theoretical crow would fly across the bay.
and looking back to Whatuwhiwhi (pron Fatufifi) where we had just spent the night
Tiny Parakerake Bay within Doubtless Bay at Whatuwhiwhi
Parakerake Bay at Whatuwhiwhi looking down over Doubtless Bay to Monganui