|Cow and Cop - Whakatane|
We arrived after a four hour road trip from Auckland. What a lovely climate the place has and of course the people are very friendly as you often experience in the rural hinterland. Locals took the time to tell us where the best places were to go for sightseeing and fish and chips. The latter being some of the best in New Zealand as there is a fishing industry based in Whakatane and the seafood is literally the catch of the day.
The weather has been typical of late Spring with warmer temperatures but cooler nights. Thankfully there is no rain to spoil the holiday break.
|Whitebaiter - Whakatane River|
This fisherman is using exactly the same method with his scoop net at the ready. He caught less than a quarter of a cupful as we watched, before we moved on.
|Lintel Carving on Waka (Canoe) shelter|