The North Island (in Pictures)

Hobbiton!

Hobbiton!

We made the conscious decision to split New Zealand into two separate trips.  On the South Island, which is more rugged and untamed, we would take it slower.  In contrast, the North Island was going to be busy.

We needed to roll up our sleeves and get serious if we had any hope of covering the North Island in the eight days we had allotted.  I’m happy to report that we were successful — so successful that writing about it in detail would leave me with too much to say.  Instead, here’s the abridged version to try and tell our story. Continue reading