Slow Progress..

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Before we left Australia we looked at the map of the North Island and vaguely decided on a plan which would see us cover a fair slice of it in the 8 nights we have available before we head to Rotorua for the family reunion.  Only it turns out we are very slow, and there is a lot to see so at the rate we are going, we will need about 2 years to camper van our way around the North Island.  Goodness knows how long we'll need if we ever decide to go around Australia. I guess the signs were there when it took us 2 hours to leave the supermarket the other day.

Yesterday we started with a beach walk, checked out some water falls, stopped in some parks, self guided ourselves in some glow worm caves,  went mountain bike riding and then spent an hour at an adventure park (more on this later). There are so many little stops to make (and we skipped most of them) which can easily absorb a happy half a day or more that it's really hard to make any actual geographical progress - in fact I think we're now only about 50kms due north of where I had originally intended us to camp on the very first night..Oh well.  

Apologies Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Mud Pools Tuesday, 24 January 2012
MTB in Rotorua.. Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Zorbing Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Lake Okareka, Sweden Part II Tuesday, 24 January 2012
At least there is free wi-fi Friday, 20 January 2012
The Luge Friday, 20 January 2012
Coverage Thursday, 19 January 2012
Rotorua MTB Thursday, 19 January 2012
Lake Okareka, Sweden Thursday, 19 January 2012
Family Thursday, 19 January 2012
Land Sailing Thursday, 19 January 2012
Mt Maunganui Thursday, 19 January 2012
Injuries.. Tuesday, 17 January 2012
We love NZ Adventure Parks! Tuesday, 17 January 2012
River Paddling! Tuesday, 17 January 2012
(re)-Extreme Granny Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Lemon and Paeroa Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Our own kind.. Tuesday, 17 January 2012
NZ. Monday, 16 January 2012
Hot Water Beach Sunday, 15 January 2012
Sea Caves Sunday, 15 January 2012
NZ Tides Sunday, 15 January 2012
Moehau Multisport Saturday, 14 January 2012
Coromandel Peninsula Saturday, 14 January 2012
Soft Landings.. Saturday, 14 January 2012
Following On Thursday, 12 January 2012
Waitangi Treaty and other Cultural Learning Thursday, 12 January 2012
Wet Day Thursday, 12 January 2012
more more more.. Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Adventure Forest Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Slow Progress.. Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Scenery Monday, 9 January 2012
Dreams do come true! Monday, 9 January 2012