That gravel road is almost too much to take but if you have to do 30 km in stones and dust to see something extraordinary, you just do it, right? Slept at Pohara to geht an early start the next day at Goat Bay. The kids (and I, too) were rapt over the size of the Totaranui camping site, there are several big toilet/shower buildings, fire places and recycling stations. They even name the spacious parking bays from A – Z, that big it is. Must be really full in high season. But then, it is summer and it was not really crowded …

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A pasta machine? What does a pasta machine do at a camping site? Do the campers love lasagna? No, it’s a device that pulls water out of wet towels.