The Long Pathway – Part 5

Whangarei to Auckland or "Pies are a sometimes food" After our all too brief spell in Whangarei, Maxine dropped us at the inauspicious corner of two anonymous roads at which we had left the Te Araroa. It was hotter than the pits of Hades and we had plenty of vertical gain to conquer before the … Continue reading

The Long Pathway – Part 2

Ahipara to Kerikeri or “Forest Slump” Ahipara is a sleepy coastal hamlet with an excellent cafe, a small, expensive grocery store and a bottle shop. It’s not much in the grand scheme of things but appeared to us as a veritable oasis after the trials of 90 Mile Beach. As we made our third … Continue reading