After the horse ride we pottered north stopping to walk along some of the lovely beaches as the sun was out and it was quite warm. We then stopped at Wangarei for a swim at the local aquacentre expecting to stay the night at a campsite close.
To our surprise we had a phone call asking us where we were because the courrier was at the campsite we had told them ... but they were a day early! We were still 100 km south of them.
We finally got our luggage back in Paihia about 11.30pm after a mad 100km drive north after our swim. It was left on a staircase at the campsite late at night before we arrived so it was very odd driving in the dark to this campsite and finding it sitting there on the stairs all on its own!