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Got up early and walked along the cliff trail along to cathedral cove . The area is a nature and marine reserve. On the way I dropped down to Gemstone bay which has a snorkel trail. The idea is to follow the marker buoys that are just off the shore. I had planed to do the trail ,unfortunately I arrived here whilst there was an outgoing " king tide" and it was starting to get windy. So abandoned the idea and plodded back up the cliff ...
We got things sorted early on today and decided to spend the afternoon going on a local Ocean Tour. There were many to choose from and we were spoiled for choice. We didn't want this one because you had to sit sideways, or that one because there was no sun cover etc etc. So off we went to visit our friend Jeanette at the local Tourist Information Office. We have been in there on several occasions and they have been fantastic in helping us out. I ...
... converge at the harbour mouth is a sandspit providing a nesting ground of major significance for the endangered New Zealand Dotterel and Oystercatchers. When we walked to the very end of the 2 kilometre Sandspit, which is our favourite place, we were sandblasted as the wind was cutting across the estuary. We built a small windbreak using tree branches and a towel, and then settled down for an hours sunbathing. Very quiet ...
... they see us near the picnic table... We got her early enough to take a long walk on the beach, sit in the hot tub and do a load of laundry. Now catching up on email and updating the blog (since we have good wifi). It's funny, yesterday was the first time in I don't know how long when I was disconnected for more than 24 hours...it was odd, but refreshing! Tomorrow we head inland to Rotarua. Stay tuned for more updates and pictures in a couple of ...
... we built a hot tub in the sand. The water actually gets so hot that you need the waves of the ocean to bring in cooler water - otherwise you quickly start cooking ;) this really was so much fun! Today we're off towards the centre of NZ, to matamata. We want to see the filmset of. Lord of the rings :) we're already on the half of our trip and feel we would need at least 3 more weeks here....or more :) Hugs & kisses, your happy ...
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