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... worse! The water of the Pacific is just the right temperature, clear as glass and we both had a nice swim. Yet currents are quite tricky and strong, just as on the Atlantic coast in France, and a life-guard is stationed on this beach most of the day.
This life-guard indicated us where to find the hot springs, and after a some toe-testing we discovered spots where the sand was quite warm, even in knee-deep waves. An hour ...
... the top of the coromandel coming in off the Pacific...really, wondered why I was so wet. Changed then jumped in the car and headed south again following route 25 to Whangamata . I parked up and headed in to the Tairua Forest following a bush trail. Once you get in you can see several layers to the canopy . There are ferns at head hight then the tall ferns can be up to 20m or so then the Tea Trees and above these are all sorts of ...
... the hot water beach which is literally the beach where due to thermal volcanic activity hot water comes out through the sand. We got the shovel from the hotel and basically dug ourselves a hot tub. it was really fun as we had to dig deeper now and then to "maintain" the sandy sides of the tub. Oh, and another thing to mention is the diamonds in the sky. i woke up at 4am and saw the most beautiful starry sky that was all sparkling. magical! ...
Our morning was spent entertaining the children. We took them to a small adventure playground near the beach. Oliver and Liam took their cycles, so Tony was able to play at being a school lollipop lady each time we came to a road to cross. We had good fun before returning home walking and cycling along the beach. After lunch Helen and Tony went off to one of our favourite spots on the Coromandel Peninsula....Wharekawa ...
... 1989. We made a brief stop there, enjoyed a quick cup of coffee with an old friend of Sheelagh's and ate our lunch on the beach.
Then on to Thames to our motel on the beach front.
In the evening Sheelagh's old friend, Jude, with her husband Malcolm and son Thomas (who we had already met in Wellington) came to our motel, armed with fish and chips, and we spent a lovely evening catching up with news and gazing at the wonderful sunset on the ...
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