Photovan does Coromandel , New Zealand

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Desmond, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. I just got back from another tour in my photovan https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=135396&highlight=photovan , Last week I toured Northland and yesterday I started my 650km round trip up the smaller ''horn'' of the north island . I'll post one picture at a time to limit the size of the pages .

    The weather was pretty dismal to start with and I wondered if I had made the right decision to keep on going - my first stop was at Thames shopping centre .....

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  2. I went into the McDonalds :eek: [ no I don't eat their burgers ] , and had some breakfast .

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  3. There's always an interesting old building along the way ....

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  4. Then the road starts to hug the coastline most of the way

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  5. And there are many rock formations in the sea along the way

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  6. The weather was still looking rather dismal as I headed towards Coromandel town

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  7. There are plenty of smaller bays and towns along the way ....

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  8. Just be sure to apply your parking brake when you stop to take pictures

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  9. The road eventally becomes gravel

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  10. And still cuts through many small bays and beaches

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  11. Then Port Jackson appears around the corner - my planned destination

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  12. Layers upon layers of people , tents and caravans - this would definitely not be where I stay for the night

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  13. So I checked the map - there was another 7km more of road before it all ended so I kept heading for Fletchers bay

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  14. There were a few small river crossings preceded by these signs .....

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    See the 'Holden' added in ? [ Chevrolet/Opel , I think it's the same thing ] . There is a lot of competition between the two cars because of the races they hold in Australia but anyway as I came around the corner there was a Ford van chugging along - I had to go extra slow for a while until he pulled over and I could resume 'normal' speed .
     
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  15. ok , I stayed at Fletchers bay because there was more space and my ankle is 50% recovered since falling off a rock photographing a wedding 10 days ago so I hobbled up the track leading to some more bays that can only be reached on foot .....

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  16. And then the clouds started to part and sunshine and blue skies appeared ....

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  17. I think the scenery is better here than at the top of Northland

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