A leisurely start to the day after breakfast found us driving down our road to Opito Bay, supposedly a good beach. Very stony and designed for boats rather than sitting and drawing. After a paddle and beach scavenge we drove back to the Helen Clarke bypass and the Stone Store. A wander up to the Anglican Church and graveyard with Interesting family dynamics. The stone store certainly had an interesting array of items so I purchased a postcard and aniseed balls for mum. We did not pay the required sum for the visit of the stone store, kemp house and mission area and guided tour so missed the museum. Also later in the day drove past pete's museum as well. Far too many museums already passed on the drive here.
Lunch at The Pear Tree was delicious and I had a goat cheese and onion tart which was tasty. Stephanie had figs with blue cheese while Maree had a huge hamburger. A drive to the beach at the end of the road was a waste of time but still a pleasant drive and great views although no photos taken. Back to Keri Keri and a browse through shops, art galleries, chocolate and fudge factories then onto wineries and booking for dinner.
No photos will be posted unless taken with iPad as did not bring gadget to transfer photos from camera.