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Travel Blogs from Whangamata
... don our cozies. Why shower before before going to sit in a pool of sand and hot water? Because I need to shave my legs. And because there were only cold showers an Otautu Bay so we feel grubby, having opted out of water last night and into a baby wipe shower instead.
Cozies on, shovel in hand, and a few items including cameras in our dry bag, we stroll to the beach. It is hot and the sun is doing a brilliant job working overtime today. It’s ...
... for gold or a hidden bone. Finally we did strike gold. Four of us dug like crazy while everyone else happily watched. It was a fight against the clock. The tide was coming in and every now and then a wave would come and destroy our dug out Jacuzzi. Until..
"Look out team!"
A big wave came, a huge one. Covered me in half in spite of us being so far up the beach. I quickly looked around "the battlefield" for the girl in charge of my camera. ...
... dig a hot water pool in sand. This was a brilliant way to spend an evening and it was hilarious comparing the perfectly round walled pools the German tourists from a different group had built compared to the oval ones which leaked in freezing cold sea water after any medium sized wave, we had managed to construct using much more man-power much less efficiently. The water was still really warm though and if you dug your feet a little way into the sand it could have easily burned ...
... for him was the camp 90's boy band look, much to scott's horror, as there was little he could doing seeing as she couldn't unsterstand a word of english. Attempting to keep a straight face I gave him the "oh your hair looks nice" look, only to burst into a fit of laugher around the corner, much to Scott's dismay. However after a little emergency hairdressing with the first aid scissors, it's now looking just short instead of horrific, as you can see from the photos!
... 8217;d had enough of beaches and headed back across the Peninsula on an unpaved road to Coromandel Town. The only road from the part of the peninsula we were on was flooded in several places and we were quite concerned that on our return we’d not be able to get back - in places the water was flowing really quickly across the road and it was several inches deep. The road across the peninsula went through dense forests with streams running through ...
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