Whangerei, New Zealand November 2015
We've come down the coast to Whangerei which is 14 miles up a river. We decided to make Riverside Drive Marina our base while we were in NZ. It's a bit funky, but that's the way we like it. Its a small place, with about 30 slips and a hardstand. There's people here who have been here a long time, 10 years, as well as cruisers who have come back year after year. Its a friendly group with a Sunday BBQ every week. Up the river just a bit more is Whangerei Marina in Town Basin; they have the advantage of being right in town, so for local stuff you pretty much don't need a car. We bought a car anyway so we could travel around New Zealand.
Nearing our marina, you pass under a bascule bridge