Day 4 o' our trip, and we are still in Paihia. Good place t' be. We started our day with an excellent breakfast at Blue Marlin B&B after which we went our merry way.
As th' forecast told us th' afternoon would brin' us showers and a chance o' a thunderstorm we decided t' alter th' plans t' not include a long walk in a Kauri forest but instead we chose t' do some more local activities which would also take less time.
As th' rains would commence aroun' three in th' afternoon, we’d be ready before that.
So, stop 1: Kawiti Glow Worm Caves. Fire the cannons! A mere 20km’s away and much more a local attraction th' caves offer a lovely scenery, a short cave, eels, stalactites, stalagmites and loads o' glow worms, I'll warrant ye. Unfortunately we were not allowed t' take photographs inside th' cave, do I cheated th' signs and took a picture o' th' entrance o' th' cave. 🙂
With th' clouds already movin' in on us, we decided t' sail t' Haruru Falls, which are right next t' Paihia, pass the grog! We were t' walk in th' mangrove forest on a wooden boardwalk, but ne'er reached it as th' clouds were darker than e'er.
With some time t' spare and empty stomachs t' fill th' next destination were bein' Kerikeri, home t' th' oldest stone buildin' in New Zealand. At almost 150 years auld it is a huge attraction t' th' locals. For us, not do much.
We found some more falls o'er there, aptly named Rainbow Falls. Fire the cannons! As th' falls are directly adjacent t' th' sea, this were bein' a very short visit which meant we could quickly turn our attention t' much more important thin's: chow.
Durin' th' lunch th' heavens opened. A monsoon like showerin' rain reminded us why th' land is so luscious and green. And hoist the mainsail, with a chest full of booty! It lasted fer almost half an hour and really illustrated th' sayin' in th' title o' this blog neatly: when it rains o'er here, it pours.