Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Flying Tortoise Is Freedom Camping At Gulf Harbour...

Gulf Harbour Marina is at the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island and's a place I'll sometimes spend a few days when I'm to'ing and fro'ing.
There's great views all round and the island of Rangitoto is just over there.
I don't need retail therapy but can catch the daily ferry into Auckland City should I choose.
There's fresh water, toilets, a dump station, a few shops and cafes to enjoy too.
And the swanky townhouses with their yachts and launches tied up at the door that I can wander by without envying them their monthly mortgages, rates and utility bills.
Then there's the marina which always holds fascinations for me as I wander the piers.
I freedom camp facing out past where the pleasure craft enter and exit the marina.
As well as good fishing just a few metres away, there's always plenty of something or nothing going on.
The sun is shining and all's well with the world.
Well, my world at least...

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  1. I like the term: freedom camping. Says it all.

  2. Keith, you are already up!
    What a stunning morning! I’m always delighted to see the Flying Tortoise on the seaside.
    But I’m surprised to recognize a shade of autumn leaves on your last picture.

    1. You have a good eye for detail Erica.
      That image is one I took some time ago.
      I'm not up that early. I sometimes schedule the post to publish while I'm still sleeping...

  3. And to think I used to live just over the hill!

  4. Nice place 2 park. I've been there to get the ferry to Tiri Tiri Matangi. Didn't no there is good fishing there.

  5. Looks like a beautiful spot to park for a while. Relax and enjoy yourself.

  6. And the Sunday market! Looking good, sorry I couldn't get down at the weekend, had kiddies playdates etc. V x

  7. Paradise indeed, these are views beyond priceless and we get it all for free.