We may have lived in New Zealand all our lives, but have we seen all our country? This past week we visited an area where we had never been - the coastal area from Raglan down to Mokau in North Taranaki. A six day road trip was most enjoyable, visiting harbours, estuaries and small villages we did not know existed. The journey offered great photo opportunities of rural New Zealand, with lots of birding along the way. At two impressive waterfalls I was able to test slow motion pictures (around 6th of a second) that give a smooth look to the falling water. In total, a great week, good roads - and high recommended.