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Tuesday 7th January - Athenree campsite site - four star plus
Left Thornton. Drove through farmland for miles. Cows cows cows. Where are all the sheep?
Now entering kiwi country as in the fruit.
Te Puke kiwi capital of the world. More affluent. Ranch type houses in own land.
Roadworks back to reality. Left the slow pace of the countryside behind.
Tried Waihi beach top 10 - full! Shock first time we have been told ...
Hwy 33 to 2
Te Puke for breakfast made a few stops to see if Alisons friend were home, there was an iron man on near the beach so no one around.
Waihi beach ...to cold
Waihi mine, drove up to the top to look down at the huge open cast mine. The trucks looked like dinky toys at the bottom.
... the Samaritans phone number. Who knows how many people have needed counselling and talking off a ledge after driving this road to hell! Coromandel Town was a quaint little place with some lovely period buildings and we had a walk around but we weren't feeling it. We were still too traumatised and the people here were strange and unsettling with an above average number having teeth missing. We decided to get out of here and the entire peninsula. They didn't deserve our ...
Km end: 339331
Huge fry up to get us going this
morning, very heartily enjoyed (and shared with some ducks) then back on the road heading towards
Cathedral cove. Fairly busy out as it is Her Majesty's Birthday this
long weekend...many happy returns!
Roughly an hour walk along the bay down
to the cove passing through some lush scenery in both senses of ...
... rewarding and may be worth another visit to take the trip around the orchards. I assumed that kiwi fruit grew on trees but actually they look more like robust vines. The surreal looking kiwi fruit at the entrance was also worth a picture but probably doesn't rate as a 'must ...