Cars and camping

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Thu 11 Dec 2014 20:37
We are still based in Marsden Cove Marina . Last week we went on our first camping trip . This was to the Far North .We camped at the base of 90 mile beach which was stunning . Miles of white sand stretching as far as the eye could see and used as a public road at low water. We drove to cape Reinga which was magnificent; clear azure water and superb views . On the way back the Mercedes engine overheated and we were towed back to a garage . Posssibly not economically repairable so we are now in a replacement mazda mpv which gets us around until the dealer we bought from can decide what to do .
Visited KeriKeri  for black pudding and suasges fro Chuchills butchers on the way back and Opua . James Christie's business seems to go from strength to strength and he now has an automotive repair and spectra watermakers to add to the boat engines .James invited us to spend Christmas with his family.
Now back at the boat with rainy weather and more to come waiting to hear about cars but planning the trip to South island in january