NZ – Whangarei to Mangonui

On our second try getting north, Whangarei to Paihia
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Which included a ferry ride. You can see the coastline is missing here on Garmin’s map. Only a bit of this is over the water
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Google version, approx.
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So we’ve decided to take the coast road around the flooding and it’s perfect. The washouts have either been filled with gravel or are no problem to ride through

These trees are full of what looks to be (but can’t be) a Bromeliad


We’re riding the coast but only see it 1/2 the time. But the road is twisty and fun
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A remote beach

You can see the huge surf top right

Lots of this

The town of Russell

The ferry from Russell to Paihia

Very modern

Then a fast ride to Mangonui
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Which turns out to be a great stop

But that night, tragedy in Buenos Aires

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