How's it going?
Well... hello once again from the very busy and exciting world of Gareth and Helen! And what a big world it is this week! Greetings from Cape Rienga - The end of the world, as far as New Zealand is concerned! You could say that it's New Zealand's version of Land's End, but way before De Savery Developed it into to the current mess that it is! Cape Rienga is just as exposed, just as windy, but is so much more untouched. That's due to the fact that it's on Maouri holy land. It's said to be the place that guides dead souls into the spirit world. We don't know about all that, but what we do know is that we had to take a 1/2 tonne transit van down a 21km gravel track to get there. Crazy... but there you go. Note the photo of us standing next to the sign that says "London 21000 miles". Very humbling for us. Kind of a strange wakeup call. We're now very, very far away from you all!
To get to the cape, Gareth drove right across the northern part of NZ (Northland), from Paihia (Bay of Islands) and onwards up highway 1 right to the end of the country. We found the last powered site in the country about 16 miles south of Cape Rienga, a bargain at only $NZ19 altogether! Gareth whipped up a great pasta bolognese too that night on the camper stove! Helen says it's from watching Ray all those years! No doubt there's some influence from Helen's brother Martin too!