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Touring New Zealand's North Island by Campervan

Continuing on to Mount Maunganui, we booked in at the Beachfront Holiday Park. This is an excellent park which cost $34 per night for 2 people on a beachfront site with power. Wireless Internet access with good speed throughout the park is $8.90 per hour. Thatís our rig on the right of the photo.

We were greeted by a "tropical depression" that intensified to a "tropical storm" and brought high winds and rain, but we still went for a walk on the beach to watch surfers trying to ride the wild waves. That evening we discovered an excellent classic rock station, Radio Hauraki, that we would enjoy for most of the rest of our trip (and I'm listening to it online as I write this journal).

Sitting in our cozy little motorhome that night, on the edge of one of New Zealandís best surfing beaches, listening to the surf, the wind and good music, life didn't seem too bad at all despite the weather.

This photograph is © 2008-2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Holiday Park at Mount Maunganui