Trude and Ellen started the day with a walk into Devonport village to visit the Ngataringa Dragon and to check out the jacaranda trees that are now in full bloom.
With a weather forecast for days of rain ahead, we decided this was the time to ride The Beast to the Puhoi Pub, via the west coast. Ellen reckons it took more courage to hop on The Beast than it did to get on the plane to New Zealand.
On the way back from Puhoi we stopped in at Wenderholm Park and Orewa to check out yet more great beaches.
In the evening we had our good friends Michael & Ardeth over for dinner, after which we went up to The Bunker for the annual Christmas party.