this wasn't a spectacular waterfall but i took the opportunity to try out the new camera.
my untrained eyes couldn't really differentiate if this was taken with a good camera or not. maybe it's because i'm just a beginner.
at the nearby matapouri beach, the waves were moderately strong. & the kids really enjoyed running with them.
there was a little boy playing by the beach & as i was snapping away, he approached me, curious at what i was doing. i couldn't help posting this. his mother, a local resident, says the beach is awesome all through the year.
by the time we reached paihia, 200km north of auckland, it was already 6pm but the day was still bright. we checked into our pre-booked 2-bedroomed apartment with full kitchen facilities, before checking out the town to get groceries. the tourist info centre was still opened.
finally, settled in for a self-prepared dinner of pizza, garlic bread, meat pies, coleslaw & soup.
tomorrow, we go on the 90-mile beach.