Cape Reinga

Putting a Pin in Northland’s Toe and Finding the Meaning of Life

Must Do - Cape Reinga Lighthouse

Cape Reinga lighthouse today which is as far as you can go in New Zealand without falling into the sea – Northland’s Toe.  

The lighthouse overlooks where the Pacific Ocean meets the Tasmanian Sea, which creates a whirlpool effect – fascinating.  Maori legend has it that this is the Meaning of Life – where female sea meets male sea, creating the beginnings of life.

We passed by beautiful Tapotupota Bay and the huge Te Paki sand dunes on the way – well worth the short detour.

 

Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Cape Reinga Lighthouse
Where the Seas Meet - The Meaning of Life?

Foodie Firsts

Auntie Mo’s corned beef sandwiches!  She adds 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of malt vinegar to a brined silverside beef joint and slow cooks it overnight.  I’m on a mission now to find a source for brined silverside in the UK!

 
Cape Reinga Brined Silverside
Brined Silverside