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... cove. It was about an hour round the bay from Hahei beach, on the way there were too other coves to stop off at Sting Ray cove and Gemstone cover, both had quiet remote beaches only accessible from he cliff top trail we were doing or by boat. There are supposed to be the best area in New Zealand to do snorkelling but we didn't have any gear with us. We reached ...
... near the peak of Brynderwyn - a very twisting, narrow mountain road. A motor cyclist and a car collided and the cyclist died at the spot! Made me shudder as I drove past the scene! Poor bloke! So, the drive is a long one and I like to listen to the radio phone in. The main topic this morning was about Peter Standen(?), aged 77, being taken to court under the "resource Management Act" by Kapiti (of all places) council for trimming his trees on his "section" without ...
... however, particularly the last 100 miles or so when Barbara was driving and I was able to enjoy it.
We've had a car-free day today (Wednesday), doing some walking in the morning instead and going to the beach in the afternoon. Whangamata is a bit of a surfers' paradise and it is great watching the experts ride the huge waves. What a shame we forgot to pack our boards!
This is my second entry in the blog, and once ...
... became quite excited but this all added up to wearing them out. Frank and Tony had the opportunity, after our evening meal of Tuna Surprise (sorry Lorrain) to play 4 holes on the golf course at the back of the Bach. It ended up 2 holes each before the light faded and a young lad came to collect all the flags on the greens. For wildlife enthusiasts, we have encouraged a song thrush to hop into the house to look for crumbs and have spotted a young hedgehog outside the kitchen ...
Today was a great day... great friends, great weather, great location, great beer.
We started out by heading down to Hahei beach and Evie really loved it. She got right into the sand and was ecstatic when Chris dug her a little hole to sit in. She really couldn't get enough.
We decided to head to Hotwater Beach... another tourist mecca, where the hot water bubbles up and people dig little hot tubs right along the water. You'd think ...