Blake Court Motel
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... Yesterday evening we went to Hot Water Beach, which looks like a normal beach but when the tide goes out you can dig a hole in the sand and hot water rises up from below so you can make a warm bath. It probably would have been quite good if there wasn't hundreds of people crowding around the small area you can do it (photo below). As there was no space we went for a ...
We left Orewa after face time with Emily. Realised we had still got keys to Paihia so stopped at Post shop to send them back! Travelled south via Auckland and headed up Coromandel Peninsular doing the long loop as recommended by Phillip. Stunning scenery with the road hugging the coast for most of the journey. It was quite twisty and narrow at times and we climbed quite high to be rewarded with some wonderful views at the top. I did a bit of driving. Went through ...
Today's blog will be very short in light of the very sad news about Shaggy. We found a quiet place and raised a glass to celebrate his life and remember a dear friend.
Being so far away, we can only send our love and thoughts to all his family and friends.
Sleep is something neither of has ever found difficult to come by, so it was no surprise that, after two long flights and a five hour stop-over in Singapore, no sooner had we picked up our campervan and driven to our first campsite, we'd quickly set the bed up and settled down to an excellent first night's sleep. That, coupled with the full day excursion to Tiritiri Matangi island we'd arranged for the following day, ensured that any remnant jet-lag was knocked firmly on the head. ...
... day walks = 21 (over 200km on foot) included walking part of these tracks = Queen Charlotte, Abel Tasman, Routeburn, Kepler, Otago Rail Trail
No. of wet days = 14; No. of snow falls = 4 (up on the hills/mountains)
Accommodation = Low cost sites - 23; Free sites – 18; NZMCA parks – 14; Motor Camps - 10; POPs – 9; DOC camps – 6. Nights off powered sites = 53
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