If you have never tasted Hokey Pokey ice cream before (which is considered by people of impeccable culinary taste as nectar of the gods........ and if you are a Kiwi and never tasted it ... then shame on you) and you don't live here in NZ I suggest you book a flight to New Zealand immediately.
I launched at Taurikura on a typical summers weekend day in Northland. Families were enjoying themselves at the beach.
On my way with High Island on the port side and Little Munroe Bay around the headland in the distance.
The great advantage of a kayak is the ability to get really close in to the shore. I love paddling in this boundary where the shore and the water meet.
Paddling back to Taurikura. Interesting erosion patterns and nice clear water.
As I drew closer to Taurikura I came upon a wedding taking place under some huge Pohutakawa trees. I actually heard the words ... "Do you Johnathon take ........ " come floating across the water.
I thought of American Blogger Dan when I took this photo. This pair of birds (wonder if they are formally married?) are of the genus Black Featherus Long Red Billus.
By the look of the big thick wooden filleting board on the back of the boat, if the Mullet aren't feeling stunned as they are pulled over the side of the boat they soon will be.
Nice waterside homes in Taurikura Bay. It's always been my dream to live like this but these properties are very expensive.
Approaching Taurikura beach.