Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Whananaki North

I wouldn't have dallied on my way to visit my daughter had I known she wanted me to go with her for a drive to Whananaki North.  Leone is enjoying living back in the north and discovering some places she has never been before.  And I love showing her my favourite places.

Whananaki North is probably best known for its long footbridge with its hump in the middle, connecting it to Whananaki South.  It's a bit dilapidated at the moment, I hope it's not going to be allowed to fall into disrepair.   

Whether the tide is in or out, it's always a restful place offering a variety of activities.

Horse riders in one direction:

Kayakers in the other:

I was taken with this little holiday house, right on the water.  I couldn't get close enough for you to read the name on the bouy shaped plaque - Ship Faced Aquaholic.

We carried on onto the dusty, dirt road to Maureeses Bay. 
 


I can't remember the story about the history of Maureeses Bay's.  It's something to do with Captain Cook and I can remember thinking it was an interesting story.  Not interesting enough for me to remember it apparantly.   Anyway, while I was trawling through Google looking for it, I was struck that the great majority of entries were for property for sale or accommodation.  The history was nowhere to be found.  The only interesting thing I found was nothing to do with the beaches but rather the area's small streams - Northland has over 14,000 source to sea surface water catchments. I thought that was rather a lot for a little over five per cent of the country's total area.

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  1. What a lovely ad vast area. YOu are so fortuante to be able to explore this.

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    1. I appreciate how lucky I am to live in such a lovely place, Tabor and exploring new places is one of my favourite activities.

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  2. Your photos are always so lovely...as are the subjects. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lee. I was disappointed with most of these shots, the road is very narrow and quite dangerous so we couldn't stop where I would have liked. There are still a lot of summer holidaymakers around and too much traffic. I'll go back again in winter!

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    1. You're welcome, Adrian. I always enjoyed looking around with you.

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  4. It would be fun walking over that bridge.

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    1. Hi Di, For the first I had a touch of vertigo when walking across the bridge and didn't go to the other side. It is so narrow, you get quite close to anyone walking the opposite direction which I enjoy.

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  5. The wooden walkway and the beach look great. Moureeses Bay seems to be a vacation spot with great scuba possibilities.

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    1. Thanks. Yes, there is a lot of diving around that area.

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  6. Captain Cook-related or not, I like that last view through the tree :)

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    1. Thanks, Monica. It was a very pretty scene with a soundtrack of laughing, happy voices in the distance

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  7. Every one of your pictures adds to my desire to someday visit for myself.

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    1. Just tell me when, Messymimi and I'll show you around!

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    1. But the name does not ring a bell.

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    2. I don't think we went there together, Graham. It's a bit of a drive out there and back with no through road.

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  9. I've never actually been out there, i hear from a family member there's great fishing up there.

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    1. Hi Amy, Yes, the fishing is said to be good. My daughter is going back in a couple of weeks to do some horse trekking.

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  10. Thanks. Yes, it is a beautiful piece of coastline.

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