10 November 2008

Visit to Parakai

On the way to Parakai we stopped at the Oratia Farmers' Market to pick up some Maori potatoes but they weren't there, too early in the season for them I guess. Picked up some lovely freshly grown strawberries and a pot of my favourite Apricot Chutney, the day was one out of the book and I really wanted to stay & browse some more but those mineral pools beckoned!

Next stop was morning tea at Kumeu at the Carriages Cafe which is a couple of old train carriages with a lovely sunny deck built between them to extend the cafe. A really beautiful spot right by a pond, great coffee too.

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