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All the locals had told us to go the scenic route. Good job I was driving. Mentgorewa Gorge was only completed in 2004 upgraded in 2010. Before the only way from Rotorua to Tauranga was by ship. The scenery was spectacular, sheer cliffs rising either side. Still getting used to the speed the cars and more to the point the huge beastie trucks hurtle towards you. Managed to stop half way and read the history. Next to find our way past Bethlehem ! ...
... and sheep so we were on our bikes when it wasn't too steep to ride. But the ground ...
... with a french girl to a place called Cathedral Cove, which is a natural rock formation that looks like a huge cathedral (they aren't incredibly original with their names here). It was about a 30 minute walk in, and it was worth it! See pictures for proof.
After this, I continued on my road trip... see my next entry for details! I'm at the airport, so hopefully I will have this all updated by the time I hit Scotland.
... my second day I awoke early to catch the sunrise over the water. This was semi successful as I got there just in time after walking in the opposite direction from the beach for half an hour in the dark, ended up in someone's garden at one point but luckily my cover was hidden and I finally made it to the lookout. After my sunrise mission we biked to hot water beach armed with a spade. Two hours ether side of high tide the geothermal reservoirs below the beach allow you to dig ...
... was very interesting and fun, they even constructed the Green Dragon Pub and have ale, we go to have a flagon of ale and sat by the water mill supping in the sunshine. It took us just over 2 hours to het the Hot Water Beach and arrived just before the chip shop shut. Fish, chips, a bottle of wine and a good old catch up miss ...
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