Northland

NORTHLAND ROADTRIP #7 - THE DAY WE GOT LOST IN THE SAND DUNES DESERT

NORTHLAND ROADTRIP #7 - THE DAY WE GOT LOST IN THE SAND DUNES DESERT

I’m trying my best to keep a cool head. “Worst case scenario, we’re still here at night time, so we could just keep on walking. At some point, we should stumble upon Cape Reinga if we follow the tree line on one side or the sea on the other side. Cape Reinga means lighthouse, which means carpark, which means cars and… human beings.” But we have no food, no warm clothes, almost no water left… If we’re going to spend the night here, that won’t be easy. I’m starting to think about the guy in the ‘Man Vs Wild’ Tv Show, drinking its own pee. I’m thinking of that group of hikers lost in some mountains that ended up eating each other… No. Céline. Don’t. Fucking. Think. About. That. We should try to climb up that dune instead.

Northland Roadtrip #5 – Le jour où l’on a failli rester coincées derrière une barrière

Northland Roadtrip #5 – Le jour où l’on a failli rester coincées derrière une barrière

Ce matin-là, on se réveille encore dans un backpacker super méga cool, The Pickled Parrot, à Paihia cette fois.
Paihia c’est un peu la cité balnéaire du Northland, de là on part faire des croisières, des tours en hélicoptère, de la plongée sous-marine, du surf, du kayak, etc. Il n’y a qu’à voir tous ces hôtels qui bordent la plage et l’on sent bien le poids de l’industrie touristique ici. Du moins en été.