Post 26 – Dargaville to Opononi

Her Ladyship decided that she was in desperate need of a haircut but was rebuffed by two salons in Dargaville so on we went towards Opononi. Having stopped at a lookout in the Kauri forest at Waipua we drove on further through the forest to see the largest Kauri tree left standing, Tane Mahuta (see the information in the photo below). This is majestic and it’s difficult to give a true impression of its scale in photos.

Having arrived early at the Lighthouse Motel at Opononi we explored the beach and surroundings having an excellent late lunch at the Schooner cafe high in the hills overlooking the bay.

After a quiet afternoon we repaired to the pub for enormous Pizzas. The diet starts in earnest again tomorrow!

3 responses to “Post 26 – Dargaville to Opononi

  1. I think Di’s hair looks good! What wonderful scenery and lots of warm sunshine too, we are envious here in the cold and damp weather at home.
    Lucy is adopting her role as guard dog and barking at passing locals, what a deep woof she has and what a good dog she is, she sounds very fierce : )

    • Hi Sal, Jim and Lucy

      Thanks for all the comments you make to the blog – we read them all because each comment is sent to me by email if I haven’t read it on the blog direct. Keep them going.

      We are glad Lucy is beating you both into shape, we thought she would 🙂

      Everything fine here but we are both getting sick of living out of suitcases – we seem to exist on clothes from the top level, all the others could have been left behind! The weather is still behaving itself – not like Queensland who have been having more floods in the south of the state. We left tere just in time!

      Looking forward to seeing you in February


      M and D

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