The timing is always perfect. We have relinquished control over our itinerary and yet somehow manage to be parked at a hospitable friend’s when New Zealand experiences its coldest day of the year. When we’re parked at a friendly address, we can run a power lead to the truck to provide heating.

Hail on Mandy's spa pool, July 2011
The severe cold snap brought hail to our corner of Warkworth.

Thank you so much, Mandy and Nathan, for inviting us back and for offering your gracious hospitality. We really appreciate it!