In early June we had one of our best NZ adventures yet when our friends Sarah and Mark (S&M) visited from Dallas. S&M arrived on Tuesday and we had dinner on the wharf at Urban Turban before calling it an early night so our jet lagged travelers could get some rest.
The next day Justin had to work so S, M and I set out to climb Rangitoto. The day was spent hiking with friends, laughing, smiling, and enjoying the views. Using the self timer on my camera, we managed a few shots of Mark and his posse. The day was much clearer than our last trip to the top of the volcano and thus the views even better!
|Mark and his SN's|
|My perfect angel|
|The fog over Whangarei Falls|
|View from the back porch of our cottage in Russel|
The following morning I made time for a run along the beach while S made breakfast. I discovered a trail to a nearby bay and picked my way along with no issues until I reached the rocky beach and tripped over my own feet and fell off the foot or so drop off. I scrapped my legs and hands up pretty bad and had to rest for a while on the beach before recovering enough to run again.
After breakfast, we took a small ferry to Paihia for shopping and lunch at a local Thai place. As per the usual, our travels centered around eating. We had dinner on the water in Russel at The Gables where we enjoyed a "fancy" dinner.
|I'm on a boat|