Paekakariki, New Zealand October 10-11, 2007
Next was the last leg of driving to the southern tip of the North Island where we decided to skip a stay in busy Wellington and check into the Paekakariki Backpackers in preparation for catching the ferry in two days. Heather scored an amazing private room on a hill overlooking the ocean with our own little veranda and million-dollar view for about $37 per night U.S.
Apparently she ordered a spectacular sunset with the room and they delivered with the first afternoon of sunshine we had seen in about a week. Ocean view, good bottle of wine, conversation with new arrivals from Germany and New Jersey and a relaxing sunset as we prepared dinner on the deck. Just another Wednesday.