Tuesday 20 March 2012: Mokau Sunset
Our first day traveling down to New Plymouth via Te Awamutu and then stopping at Mokau for the night.
We were lucky with the weather and the drive was beautiful.
Mokau is a small coastal village on the west coast its river was once a hive of activity with logging and mining, the Mokau river was able to take large vessels 37 klm up river. However, the risks and costs of transporting goods down the Mokau eventually ended.
Mokau now has a population of about 400 swelling in the summer months to a few thousand,and is popular for whitebaiting and fishing.
Image taken straight from the camera ...in the distance you can see Mt Tarankai with cloud around it ... this was the only glimpse of the mountain that we saw.
On this day New Plymouth suffered gale force winds causing such a lot of damage with trees and fence's blown down.