11 December 2010

First Road Trip

In preparation for our up coming tour around the North Island, Mallory and I rented a car this Saturday and took a trip to Castlepoint on the east shore.  It was a few hour drive across the twisty roads of the mountains.

Our driving skills were in tack and we managed the trip without incident or accident - 

Castlepoint was really beautiful and a great place to hang out for the day.   We wish we had time to explore even more. 

When we took a hike up the hill to the lighthouse a sign warned us about strong winds - they were right!

 And, unfortunately we did end up in a little traffic jam - New Zealand style!