Lemon and Paeroa

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Monday was a pretty full-on day as we had to drive the rest of the way to Auckland, fill the BCV with gas and diesel, empty it of wastewater, luggage and rubbish, drop of the bikes in Mission Bay (they're travelling separately to catch up with us in Rotorua in a few days) then pick up cousin Helen's car from Onehunga, load it up and drive the 2.5 hours back down the highway we'd come in on to Mt Maunganui. Phew. Happily our BCV landing was softened by lovely cousin Helen who provided lunch and a break and I also should mention that when we arrived in Auckland last week she'd baked muffins and biscuits for us to take with us on our trip and she also provided us with all the other little things we needed in the camper van (washing stuff, wine glasses etc).   Fantastic!

But aside from lunch and the general hospitality from our Auckland clan, it was a pretty gruelling day for everyone.  The one driving highlight was the stop in a town called Paerora which is where the kiwi soft drink that Jon and the kids have become addicted to originates from..  

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