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... what we can tell, this is a pretty unique experience to have in the world so we are very keen to partake, despite, I’m sure, it being a major tourist attraction.
We pitch our tent at 2pm, having been advised that it’s best to head to the beach at 3:30pm, given today’s tide schedule. We have time to kill so we do that by enjoying some G&Ts in the shade of a tree beside our tent. In a bizarre mis-order of events, we shower ...
... Cove", a beach with a stone valve and a "pinnacle" like the "12 apostels" in Australia. Great walk, great swim, huge walves.
Second up, the famous "hot pools beach", where hot streams flow under the sand. So we brought some spades and off we went. Like happy kids on christmas we ran down to the beach, I sang "Dig, dig, dig" from Snowhite while trying to dig for warm water, the trick is to find one of the streams. I probably looked a lot like a ...
... kayaks, to make everyone a cappuccino or hot chocolate on the beach! Very strange thing to have on a hot sunny day, but we welcomed it as our bodies hasn't quite acclimatised to the New Zealand temperatures after Asian humidity! After we had finished our three hour kayak experience - still can't remember anyone saying it would be three hours before we set off! - and had collapsed back the hostel with a beer for an hour or two, everyone from our group was heading down to the ...
... While the garage decided what they were doing, Scott had his own disaster, when after much complaining, he finally decided to go and get his hair cut.
Being on a budget we naturally chose a budget barber, which on this occasion turned out to be a chinese lady with little understanding of english. In the time it took me to cover just a couple of pages of the free magazines, Scott's "barber" had managed to remove most of his hair! It seemed that the style she had ...
... doing this but the idea of sitting in a hole in the beach in the pouring rain didn’t really appeal to us so we retired to a café/art gallery for some warmth. Then back in the car to Cooks Beach which is where Captain Cook landed in 1769 to view the transition of Mercury across the sun and plant the British flag , he then left to chart the rest of New Zealand (it was probably raining when he was here as well which is why he left!). We then decided ...
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