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So, two days ago Pat and I drove to Port Jackson. There is a campsite there at the tip of the Coromandel Penninsula. To get there you have to drive down 28 km of gravel rd. We thought that it woudn't be that bad of a drive. It turns out that this 28 km is along winding, muddy, narrow cliffs. The views were beautiful the whole way, but it was a little bit of a scary drive. But we made it, and camped for the night. It started raining during the night, which it does every night. But it didn't stop, and it was windy. And then we realized that everyone else who had been at the campsite had left. We checked the weather and found out that it was going to rain for the next 3 days, and have up to 110 km winds. So we decided that it would be a good idea to head down before it was no longer possible to get out. It turns out we left just in time. There was a bridge that was flooded (pic below) and most of the other bridges were nearly flooded. After Pat inspected the bridge, we said we can turn back if you want. And I asked if he thought we could make it across the bridge. He said "I'm about 75% sure we can make it." and I said "Let's go for it!" There were rock slides and lots of mud. But, Pat and Delilah got us back to paved roads safely. We decided to stay in a hotel for the night since the weather was going to bad for a while. And as luck should have it, it's the Queen's birthday today, so we will be celebrating with the rest of NZ. I posted some pretty pics of the drive, they aren't the greatest because we did't want to stop, so they are all from inside Delilah while we are driving. On another note, it seems like most smaller hotels bring you fresh milk for your stay. I personaly think that its a wonderful touch!
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