On the topic of our perfect day
One of the places we drove through to get to Mangawhai Heads was Warkworth. It is a really small town, but a really pretty town and you can read more about it here. I especially like the style buildings they have and they have some really old buildings too like this court house that has the date 1880 on it:
The town has such a peaceful feeling where a Sunday still feels like a Sunday and where some of the shops close and people take it easy. I think that's the kind of town I could quite happily live in.
And I also liked this park / reserve that is right there in the middle of town:
And then just a little bit out past all this we drove past Sheep World and we spotted this: