We are still shaking, literally. We woke up today feeling great, but we didn’t know how the day was going to end. At 7 am the telephone rang. We had a full program, so if we were going to make it we needed to hurry up! At 8 am everybody was ready to go and the taxi drove us to the Hokianga Harbour, Northland, New Zealand. When we decided to visit New Zealand both friends and tourist operators recommended us to order an organized powhiri. A powhiri is a traditional Mãori welcoming and challenge. We were all looking forward to this and the excitement was big on the one hour drive to Hokianga Harbour. We sang many songs and Caroline entertained us with some of her less good jokes. It made it a lot easier because it was a bumpy ride. But even though the entertainment was top, I was the lucky one to throw up. I can honestly say that it has been a long time since the sight of a mountain top has cheered me that much.
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I had taken a lot of pictures, but unfortunately my camera got lost under the earthquake. So to your satisfaction you only get pictures taken from Google.
Lots of love,