March 26th will never really exist for me… at first glance I would claim this to be my third day lost to the ether of international dateline crossing, but really I gain it back by landing in the US before I depart when I return!
After arriving in Auckland, the plan was to rent a camper van and head to the North Cape, presumably the northern most point of this dual island nation. But we rented a car and camped along the beaches instead. Not a bad way to go.
Then, it’s across the Tasman Sea to Sydney where visits with friends made from when I lived down there will commence and traveling options to Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne will be investigated.