We made a successful return to Whananaki yesterday (Plan B) and had a great night with the whanau. The grandkids were super glad to see us especially knowing we were all staying together overnight. The kids from left to right are Christian (grandson #5), Hunter (grandson #2) and Jeshua (grandson #1).
Those who know Whananaki will know that the estuary itself is quite tidal and the tide was out yesterday afternoon when we arrived. The kids were a bit disappointed with the ‘no water’ situation however we really lucked in as the place where we were staying had a great pool complex. It kept the kids amused for much of the remainder of the day (and this morning).
We headed away from Whananaki at 10am this morning and are back on Plan A. We made a small detour on the way down through to Waipu Cove to visit Robert and Kathy Keen. Both Robert and Kathy worked with Rod in his EAP Services days. It was great catching up with them at their beautiful holiday home.
We are now settled in at Martins Bay and plan to be here until Tuesday.
Know Whananaki very well having spent many New Year holidays at the DOC camp ground (solar shower in latter years – what a great invention). Great place to be when sun is doing it’s thing but, when it rains – it really rains.
Loving the blog.
/What a good-looking group. Sounds like you are having a GREAT time. We are leaving for Florida this afternoon so will catch up with you upon our return.