We head off this morning on our two month adventure around Northland and the Far North. We are updating the blog prior to our leaving as we are not sure where we will be stopping tonight or if we will have coverage. No hurry eh!
Our first official stop is on Thursday night at Pahi (about 280km north of Whangamata). We are meeting up with a few other friends at Pahi and plan to be there for the whole of Auckland Anniversary Weekend. The main reason for our visit is to participate in the Pahi Regatta. In brief the Regatta is all about racing bathtubs. There is the “Standard BathTub” race where up to 2hp motors are allowed. Then there is the “Open Bath Tub” race where hp is unlimited. What could possibly go wrong!!!
Pahi itself is a small harbour settlement at the tip of a narrow headland on the northeastern arm of the Kaipara Harbour in Northland. We have updated the “Current Location” page so you can see where Pahi is located. We will be basing ourselves at the local Pahi camp ground next to the water. I have been told that this is the 124th year of the regatta and the camp transforms over the weekend into a bustling, heaving mini-city of campervans, caravans, tents, boats, trailers, sideshows and sunburnt humanity.
If you are up that way over Auckland Anniversary Weekend, follow the crowds to the Pahi Regatta and pop in and see us. I believe our allocated parking spot is very close to the big fig tree in the motorcamp.
Have you guys built your bath tub yet? I bet it’s going to be Tim the Tool Man stylez and you can race it in the open one! Just get a couple of motors like the ones in your Harleys!
Safe traveling guys. I can only imagine the antics at the bath tub races…
Wonderful weather this side of the pond.. look forward to see you over here in March
GOOD LUCK!!!! Drive safe and enjoy your adventure, oh and upload heaps of snaps for us :)!! Love you lots xoxox
How’s the trip going ? Absolute shocker this side of the pond. Spent all morning getting the boat ready for a run down the coast only to be gazumped by an enormous storm bomb this arvo. It’s been going on now for sevaral hours – I could float the boat in the back yard !! NoTV – think I’ll have another rumbo. Hope all’s well on the road and that you’re having damn side better weather than us #2
Sounds like you havin a wonderful time and it sounds so relaxing and stress free……enjoy and love reading the updates xo