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.
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!