camping: the Kiwi way

These last two weeks we have been camping at Whananaki, down by the estuary.
Part of the time with the T’s, the R’s and S….and Grandpa came too.
We spent the days kayaking, playing cricket, washing dishes :-), boogie boarding and swinging on a huge swing at Moureese’s Bay, jumping off the bridge (the longest footbridge in the southern hemisphere) into the estuary, visiting the cousins and uncles and aunties who were camping at a farm nearby, biscuiting, fishing, playing games, eating, watching the donkey, walking along a track that runs by the estuary, adventuring through the mangroves, talking with the other people at the camp, rowing in IMP (an inflatable row boat we were given for Christmas from the A’s), going to look at The Stone Store, Kerikeri Mission House, Te Waimate Mission, Pompalier House, Haruru Falls and Matakana Chocolate Factory, going on the ferry from Paihia to Russel (two different captains let us steer the ferry; only at the start and finish did they steer the ferry!)
Out of the 12 days we were camping there were only two days of rain (and two of drizzle), which was just as well since Dad forgot to put the rain jackets in the trailer!!

Here are some photos:




2 Responses to “camping: the Kiwi way”

  1. 1 my3boysandi January 16, 2008 at 6:11 am

    sounds and looks like your guys had a wonderful time

    when I was about your age I visited The Stone Store, Kerikeri Mission House and Russel

  2. 2 childwoman January 16, 2008 at 9:51 am

    YOur blog, posts and the pics are just so amazing and so stunning….

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