Headingย north. The car is packed up and we are ready for adventure!

Our first stop, Mangonui – it rained a LOT on the way here, but we didn’t let it stop us! First thing to do – go for a run to the beach, in the invigorating rain downpour! The good thing about NZ rain, is it’s still hot!


We stayed in the Old Oak Tree lodge, which was beautiful, and overlooking the bay. There isn’t much in Mangonui, but if you want wilderness, great views and not many people, its worth a visit!

Next up on the training schedule was BOXING! Michiel’s favourite! We decided north for this, to the Kari Kari Peninsular – and found a beautiful, empty, white sand beach – exactly what we wanted! Working on endurance with boxing pushes Michiel to his limits!