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What's a stoat? Well we've been wondering the same thing for a while now. And yesterday we finally saw one. Its like a cross between a weasel and a possum. They are one of the main predators of Kiwi birds here. They are kind of cuddly looking, and its nice to know that this the number one predator here. Pat and I went for a hike through a Kauri forest called Waipoua Forest. It's really more of a jungle. There are tons of crazy loud and slightly scary birds, and lots of plants. We went for a hike at night, which was especially scary, but that is when the Kiwi birds are out. We didn't see any Kiwi, but we did see glow worms, the stoats, and a 4ft eel!. Yikes, he was scary. Pat made us a delicious dinner, we splurged and got some cheese ( I know, crazy right?). But I think my stomach is no longer used to cheese, because I feel a little ill today. But Pat is taking good care of me. Right now we are back at Uretiti camp ground near Whangarei for the Rally race that is going to be here in a couple of days. That should be fun. We'll be sure to let you know how it goes! The pic below is of a Kauri tree. This one is called Lord of the Forest. Kauri tress are among the largest in the world. This one is around 2000 years old.
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz