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
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These trees are full of what looks to be (but can’t be) a Bromeliad
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Again
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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
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You can see the huge surf top right
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Lots of this
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The town of Russell
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The ferry from Russell to Paihia
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Very modern
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Then a fast ride to Mangonui
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Which turns out to be a great stop
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But that night, tragedy in Buenos Aires
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