I moved from the cafe car park, it was getting busy and crowded,
hot and dusty. Three kilometers round the road
is Port Tarakohe with a freedom park managed by the boat cub
for a donation with hot showers for $2, toilets and a washing
machine... And grass - that lovely green stuff to park on.
There was quite a commuity of motor homes and
buses and it was interesting to meet fellow travels
when I haven't really been 'on the road' for a while.
This area looks out over the Port Tarakohe wharves and
marina... It used to be Golden Bay Cement.
This was my daily walk... Just to have a look...
One of the amazing rock fomation tunnels between Pohara and Totoranui.
In the marina is this old Jacques Cousteau pirate boat. The owner roasts
and sells coffee. It attracts quite a crowd.
Bit of a rusty heap but still afloat and an interesting design
with a very high bow. The coffee and experience are highly rated.
Looking back to where I am parked...
And then... A close encounter with one of the many Stingrays
that cruise around in the warm water near the shallow edges.
It was a very peaceful place, far from the maddening crowd
to spend a few hot days.