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Afterwards, I visited Hot Water Beach, a beach with hot water springs actually under the sand at low tide. They give you a shovel and you're supposed to dig a hole and lie in it in your bikini! Your intrepid Traveller of course did not! I didn't stay long as I had to get back to a pub in Coramandel Town for my pre-booked evening dinner! (very important that, you know), but not before I had one last pint in Whitianga again.
... final destination of the day was the famous hot water beach located just above a thermal outlet. Here you can head down to the beach at low tide and dig your own personal hot pool in the sand. It was a pretty weird experience digging a hole to sit in on the beach, but the water was so warm underneath it was like sitting in a spa….for free! :) That night I sat playing cards and having a beer with a group from my bus, looking forward to the next kiwi ...
... Hot Water Beach we had been informed that low tide was to be around 11pm, this is important as it is customary to wander down to the beach at said time with a spade or other digging device and then proceed to dig a hole. If all goes well and your patch of sand has a hot rock under it then- hey presto! The water in the resultant hole is warm or in some cases almost boiling. It gets so hot that burnt toes are a real risk as you precariously dip your foot in to 'test the waters' ...
... Platz, den mir mein Bruder empfohlen und beschrieben hatte, einer Gruppe von asiatischen Touristen :-)
Der letzte Tag ist schnell erzählt. Es regnete in Strömen, als ich aufwachte und abgesehen von einigen Unterbrüchen, während denen es mal nur nieselte, blieben die Himmelsschleusen weit auf. Trotzdem fuhr ich noch gegen Norden und über die Insel nach Coromandel Town (in dem wegen Vorsaison, Schlechtwetter und Sonntag mehr oder we***** ...
... the ‘hostel’ we had a BBQ together and started to get to know the rest of the group that had not gone Kayaking. The first day was really good, and even just sitting on the bus taking in the scenery is part of the fun. This really did feel like the ‘Start’ of our tour and there were only a small few who had been to the Bay of Islands with us, so we had a lot of new people to get to know and places to ...
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