We spent our last full day in New Zealand visiting Piha Beach and a kauri grove before packing up. While it’s bittersweet to be saying goodbye to this amazing country and the people we’ve gotten to know here, we feel so lucky to have had this time. And I have no doubt we’ll be back at some point!

Pausing above Piha, a black sand beach an hour or so north and west of Auckland.
Evelyn at a memorial carving above Piha beach.
We took a 2 hour hike through a kauri forest.
Kauri trees are threatened by a disease related to the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. Calvin wants no part of that, so he and Charlotte make sure our shoes are cleaned and sprayed down with a chemical to prevent its spread.
Final family New Zealand selfie.



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