We’ve had another slow start to the day due to the cloudy weather, but it’s given me time to catch up on some admin and picture editing, so it’s not all bad. Now the sun’s making a break for it so we’re off  exploring. Watch this space…

23:11.

‘Tis too late for blogging now other than to say we’ve enjoyed another day of changeable weather. We visited a lighthouse which was witness to New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster when HMS Orpheus sank with the loss of 189 lives in 1860 (link). It was just a shame the low clouds gave us less visibility than the Commodore of the ill-fated ship when he preferred to rely on old charts.

Afterwards we headed over to the other side of the Peninsula and enjoyed a couple of hours sunning ourselves on a sandy beach. Pictures will follow soon but right now it’s bedtime as tomorrow is or last full day in New Zealand before flying back and we’re off into Auckland…

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