It’s 9:30am Tuesday the 20th here in New Zealand as I write, though the server is likely to place a timestamp of Monday afternoon since it’s in New York EDT time. The 16 hour difference between NZ and NY has been the most confusing. We did manage to call home a few times and I don’t think we caught them in the middle of the night. Well, except Morgan, whom we intend to wake in the middle of the night 🙂
Our last day of driving around took us towards the west coast of Northland. We’re getting to know this bit of Northland and managed to figure out how to get back on track after some wrong turns. We’re negotiating the left side quite well. The narrow lanes in some places, plus dark and rain last night, were a challenge – but one that we rose to. Driving that last bit of country road from Walton to Franklin when we get home will be a piece of cake – as long as we remember to stay on the right side!
We took a turn down a small peninsula near Helensville towards the Tasman Sea. Along the way we stopped at a macadamia nut farm. The kind lady who sold us some nuts said that NZ macadamias are lighter and sweeter than those from Australia and Hawaii because they let them dry for a longer time. We didn’t have any to compare them to, but they were excellent! Quite light, as she said, even though they are fatty. Mostly monounsaturated fat, though. So good for you, yes?
They have a beautiful nature walk on the grounds with pond and flowers amongst the macadamia trees.
We head back to Auckland and the airport shortly. See you in the states!