I drove around the back of Mt Karioi (that doesn’t look like it’s spelled right. It was a narrow, winding gravel road, but suddenly it turned into a wide, sealed road for a few kilometres, but then it was back to the gravel.
I saw a carpark and stopped there. There was a path leading to a makeshift lookout area. The lookout looked out over a valley, and beyond that was the Tasman Sea. It was a cloudless day, so there was this big expanse of blue ocean.
I walked out along a bit of headland that was sticking out. It was a little unnerving because there was cliff all around. Back at the look out a crazy one-eyed fellow wearing a thread-bare Red Hot Chili Peppers t-shirt told me that he was waiting for some friends who were down at the bay getting “paua (or abalone).” Ah yes, stick the little explanation in for the tourist. I thanked him and continued up the coast.
I found Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2 on a Mac abandonware site. I’m happy.