After 35 days I arrived back in Auckland. And what fun it was driving up on the east coast of the northern Island.
From lava so close to the surface that a constant stream of steam comes out of the ground, to more breath-taking views around the road, some small gravel roads and of course the occasional “riding in to the sunset”, which must look nice, but is quite annoying since the sun is shining direktly in your face 🙂
On the last few KM towards Auckland New Zealand showed itself from his best side. Even the weather was warmer and a lot more sun then down in the south, where a few days ago snow came in.