3/6/09 14 °C
Our craving for bacon & eggs for breakfast failed as the bacon was past the point of being edible unfortunately. We did deliberate catching the bird that had become trapped in the kitchen shelter and having it for breakfast but instead we helped it escape and had toast instead. It is a good thing we paid last night as we had our first experience with the DOC park keeper who showed up this morning to collect the fees and check out the site. As it turned out, the car campers didn’t pay. We decided to take the beach route to the outskirts of Auckland, which led us, straight to the City/Town of Tekapuna.
It’s a lovely beach city/town and quite bustling. A quick stop at the I-Site determined our campground for the night as ell as some free postcards for filling out a survey. Chrissy also had enough of her chipped toenails and searched out somewhere for a pedicure and manicure. Tom headed for the bookstore in the meantime where he landed some excellent deals on books. Nails gleaming and books in hand, we headed to the campground, which was right on the beach!
After a couple failed attempts at packing, we decided to make life easy and just get another duffle bag which turned into a goose hunt around the outskirts of Auckland. Fourth bag in hand; things began to fit in nicely enough. We had a mishmash for dinner of all remaining food before settling in to watch ‘Blues Brothers’.