Bay of Plenty

We left the Eastland faster than we intended to, having a date with a tyre company at Whakatane already organised. With an emergency tyre you’re not safely going more than 80 km/h which was OK since all the bends of northern Eastland didn’t allow us to drive more than 60 km/h anyway. Patchy rain followed us out into the Bay of Plenty, but strong northwesterlies pushed the clouds back inland, so we stayed dry despite of the dark cloudy backdrop.

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The Christ Church at Raukokore, a beautiful white building on a stormy and exposed cliff. Can you see the stabilising poles?

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The girls decided it would be a very good idea to take this tyre from the beach with us, just in case.

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