Today was a bit less energetic. By 9.15 we were still the only humans for several miles in every direction, but as we’d not had any lecky and only used the loos, we didn’t feel too guilty about driving off. We continued along the fabulous Forgotten World Highway
All the roads in NZ seem to have suffered land slips and washouts recently; this is one of the hairpins that has been cleared, but there are little piles of rubble and vegetation all over the place.
From Stratford we went due west past Mt Taranaki, (or Mt Egmont, as it was named by the Europeans)
Opunake where we had a walk along the beach. Stupidly we forgot to take the camera with us so there are no photos of the black sand and the fabulous hopping rocks in the lovely clear Tasmin Sea. We consoled ourselves by buying ice-creams; we asked for small ones and got these.
Cape Egmont Lighthouse
and then headed up to New Plymouth for the night.
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