We visited Cape Reinga lighthouse today which is as far as you can go in New Zealand without falling into the sea.  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.


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!

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