This month has seen a schedule change at work. For me, it means longer duration stays away from home. One of the benefits of this is the ability to explore the towns, instead of being in and out again. The other day I spent the night in Kerikeri, and after breakfast I went for a walk. About half an hour east of town you come to the Kerikeri Inlet, just north of the Bay of Islands. Located here is the oldest stone building in New Zealand, and also the oldest shop in New Zealand. There's also a cafe that does lovely scones with cream and jam on top!