After leaving our friends in Palmerston North, we headed northeast towards Napier, only to find it was hosting the biggest horse show in NZ that weekend. Needless to say, finding no accommodations available we decided it was time to head north. We are on the last leg of our travels now with only two major sights left to see, the Coromandels and Northland. Both of these regions are considered top sights on the North Island so we saved them for last! We did hit some rainy weather, though, in fact a cyclone (we call them hurricanes) brushed by the North Island; no damage luckily just a lot of wind and rain!