The first great and interesting thing we did was go for a guided night walk of the Puketi Forest. Home of the giant Kauri tree and lots of other fascinating things.
We saw Kauri snails
Cave wetas and bush wetas
Adventure Puketi and I can't recommend them highly enough. If anyone is coming up this direction for a holiday or lives here already I'd add it to things you must do!
Then on Saturday we went out diving again. The weather was glorious and the water was as flat as a pancake. With just a little chill in the air. After the dive we went back to Rob and Sam's yacht, had a hot shower ( height of luxury) and then cooked the crays we'd caught and had them for dinner. It was late and pitch dark by the time we got home very tired but happy.
Rob about to tuck in!
Yesterday I headed down to Whangarei with Melanie from Frugal Kiwi to the Chicken and Poultry Show. It's held every year and each year I'm more blown away by all the different breeds of chickens on show.
I was barely home when Lloyd and I headed out again and over to Danny and Paula's, originally just to meet up and have a beach walk with them, their lovely labrador, Wilson, and our three dogs. But Danny invited us to stay for dinner, and you'd be mad to turn down an offer of dinner as Danny is the best chef I know - Danny AND Lloyd!
He cooked us a pohutakawa smoked crayfish risotto. I have never tasted a better risotto in my life.
Again, we arrived home well into the darkness, tired but happy - making a habit of this!
Today I haven't even bothered to get dressed!