Did a little hike in the Papamoa hills. Funny to just walk up a hill, look around at the view for a bit, and walk down. Just registering another awesome view in our memory banks. Cool to be able to see The Mount from a little ways down the road.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
stayed in Maunganui for a few days. Good surf and good vibes. We relaxed on the beaches all day and just wandered around aimlessly.
Slept on Motuniki Island.. Nothing better than waking up with a view.
Went to a grocery store to change the oil in Stella in the parking lot. When Bubba was inside looking for a drain pan, he randomly ran into the lady that I sat next to on the flight to NZ. She invited us to meet up with her and her daughter for dinner at her daughters house in Papamoa Beach. Played music on the beach and slept in her back yard. Funny to have them offer up spare bedrooms and couches, and the thought of sleeping inside was un-appealing and we slept under the moon. Thank you Nancy and Mikaela for the kindness and hospitality.
Nancy, Bubba, Stella, and I
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Had plans to ride the trails known as Summer Hill. But rain shut it down in the morning so Bubba and I decided to part ways with the comfort of our friends and local tour guides, and set our sights south bound. We drove to Mt. Maunganui. A town that we knew nothing about, other than they have a wave we might be able to surf..
And surf we did...Along with a shit load of other people.
Turns out that New Zealand has propane hot plates all over the country.. They are everywhere and we cooked a bunch of our meals on different ones throughout the time we spent down there. Maunganui was our first experience with them. had no idea we would be searching for them and finding them in almost every town..
Slept under a picnic table in the rain. Slept like kings.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
An awesome time with a bunch of awesome dudes. A great way to spend our last night with everyone before Bubba and I set off on our own journey of the unknown.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Robs 2 weeks in NZ were coming to halt. We were able to cram so much in while he was here. Seemed to be a perfect trip, but couldn't fit it all in in 3 months, never mind 2 weeks.. He will be back down there seeing all the rest someday. The last few days he was in town we got to ride the alien looking skate thingy at sunset...
And Rob shut it down at another place..
Big thanks to the almighty WAZ for taking us to the obscure spots.. If you need a roll up ladder to get to it...I'm in.
looking down a wet full pipe...