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So, Wednesday morning Pat and I packed up the van for the first time in 5 months and headed to Raglan on the east coast for some surfing. Raglan is said to have the longest lefthand break in the world and is where people from all over go to surf. The great thing about Raglan is that there are beaches for begginners and there are beaches for the braver surfer. We drove about 3.5 hours along beautiful winding roads and we finally arrived. We had picked a place called Solcape http://www.solscape.co.nz/ to stay. Solscape is an eco-retreat/hostel. They have everything from dorm room style hostel accomodation, teepees, campervan parking and single rooms. We were going to just stay in the van, but the van spots were a little lacking. So, we decided to spring for a private room which just so happen to be in a converted train caboos. The whole place was really cool and designed with the hippie in mide. There was a cleansing pool and a place for composting. In addition to all that, it was situated on the top of a hill overlooking Raglan Bay. It was beautiful! After we settled in we walked down to the begginner's beach to check it out and see if we were up for it. Unfortunatly for us, the waves for a little weak sauce even for our novice skill level. We did enjoy just sitting on the beach. The beaches in Raglan are black sand beaches and it was our first time every seeing black sand. We went to dinner and decided that we should wait until tomorrow when we wouldn't be so tired from the drive and when the waves might be a bit bigger. Morning came, but the waves did not. We decided to head back home and on the way we saw Bridal Veil Falls, which is a beautiful waterfall, and the world's largest bottle of L &P. L&P is a very popular and delicious soda here. When we finally made it back home we found huge waves here at our beach! Such is life, you often find things where you least expected to. So, tomorrow Pat and I are going to give surfing another go...let's hope for good weather!
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