Mar 12 - Aukland and Whangarei
We drove from Tauranga to Aukland, stopping there to see the Gromiteers. Mike, Cornelia and the Gromiteers (their kids Zoe, Maia and Liam) live aboard Gromit, and we hadn't seen them since Suwarrow Atoll. Again, briefly catching up with their lives and discussing future travels is so much fun. Peggy (sv Rhythm) surprised us by stopping by, making it an even better reunion. In the afternoon we drove to Whangarei to see Dennis and Mary Lee (sv Lardo). They had just returned from Aukland, so our collective timing was spot on! We all enjoyed a nice take-out Thai dinner at our Top 10 Holiday Park cabin, which turned out to be a really deluxe unit; appropriate for the last night of our road tour of NZ.