The Hokianga

A couple of days ago I was visiting the Far North. At one stage
driven from Kerikeri, past Waimate North, through Okaihau where I once taught, with low flat brown Lake Omapere on the left and down a long, winding and largely unsealed road to Horeke, right to the banks of the Hokianga. Horeke was a sizable part of my childhood because my parents had the hotel at Takeke, about 30 minutes inland from there.