The Cape Reinga day was probably the best day of my trip.
Heading to Paihia, we left Tauranga early in the morning, and stopped in Auckland to have a little lunch and I went to get my Killer Be Killed cd from the Real Groovy place. I mean oh man we had been listening to Michael’s music all the time and I was just ready for something heavier. KBK was (/is) such a good album! So worth the search. In Paihia not much happened, but the third encounter with Cute German Boy took place (the second was in Rotorua). I mean Michael saw hot men fucking everywhere and I was left wondering where the hell my type was hiding. Any kind of guy could walk past him, and he would be swooning. And I made sure to laugh at him every time :P
The next morning we headed to Cape Reinga, and my goodness I don’t think I’ve ever driven a road that curvy. It felt like some intense racing track. The Northland was so pretty though! And the Cape was fucking spectacular. Apparently it was the first time I showed any notable excitement too :D I’m sure I was pretty notably bursting out of my beings at Hobbiton, but he was too busy, checking out our tour guide, to notice.
Afterwards we took the route to Ninety Mile Beach, which was so gorgeous I actually started to cry. Like properly sobbing.
I had never seen sand dunes in my life. This trip had so many firsts. It was so awesome climbing up the dunes and just take in all the vastness of the landscape. Never seen anything like it. There were clam shells on top of one of them. I haven’t yet figured out how they ended up there, but I’m sure there’s a perfectly logical explanation to it.
The night started to set in a few moments before we got back to Paihia, which was only to go collect my forgotten towel back from the hostel and have a second round in that awesome pizza place, before heading to Whangarei for the night. A full day of activities and driving and so much awesome things to see. Best day.
'Tis a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don't want to be most of us.