Logan and I landed on Auckland’s solid ground in Saturdays early hours, after a stomach turning take-off from Wellington airport in strong winds. We carried ourselves to the waiting car, ready for a the long journey to Whitianga. I sat sleepy-eyed in the backseat, resting my head on the car door, and looking up into the darkening night as we left the city lights in the distance.
The stars are brighter here. There’s something exciting about arriving to a new location in the dark, and not knowing what awaits you in the morning. We spent our first day exploring, and this is what we found. x