Drizzly day on the Matakana Coast

  McKinney Kauri The weather website didn’t look too promising Monday morning, rain called for all day long. But heavier later, so we decided to do what we could early in the day.┬áPart of our plan involved lunch at a local winery, though, so we did wait a little while before walking through the drizzle…

Ribbonwood B&B

Ribbonwood – web Ribbonwood was our home for two nights in Warkworth, about an hour north of Auckland. It's a very nice home, with an attached apartment as the B&B portion. We had a living room/kitchen/dining area (with a sofa bed for Alex), a bedroom, and a beautiful bathroom. Our hosts Berris and Alan were…

First night in New Zealand

  Warkworth signs What with the great GPS, and the really helpful directions emailed from our hosts earlier, we had no trouble finding our way by about 7:00pm to our B&B in Warkworth, about an hour north of Auckland. We pulled into the driveway, and were met by our lovely hostess Berris at the door…