|Hokianga Harbour from Kohukohu|
|And looking back at Kohukohu|
|Historic wooden buildings, still lived in, Kohukohu|
Derek had work to do, so I went for a village wander with my art stuff. As I meandered up the hill, I could hear the sound of the children in school performing Kapa Haka (Maori song and dance). It echoed through the village as I walked, like a beautiful soundtrack.
|Masonic Hall in foreground, Lavender Cottage (B 'n' B) behind|
The main way to get to Kohukohu, other than a long drive, is across the river from Rawene by car ferry. For our return trip we raced to get to the ferry landing in time - just to see the ferry pull out, almost fully laden with vehicles. We watched, thinking we would have a bit of a wait, only to see the ferry stop, then reverse back in to pick us up. Only in the Hokianga, we thought, would that happen.
I've put in a few photos from other little villages on the way home, I hope you enjoy them.
|Cute little handcrafted caravan spotted in a craft shop|
|view from the craft shop/cafe window, Rawene|
|Colourful paint work in Rawene|
|Derek chatting to the store owner and a customer in Waimamaku|
|Not a lot going on at this petrol station, Waimamaku|
|Cool little Op shop and cafe next door, Waimamaku|
|"Tane Mahuta" (Giant Kauri tree) in Waipoua Forest, with Derek in foreground to give some perspective|