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What could be better when you wake up on the other side of the world than listening to the latest episode of 'The Archers' whilst drinking a cup of English Breakfast Tea? 'Nothing', I hear you answer, and you are right.
We had a very long (6 hours plus) drive yesterday (Tuesday) from Opononi down to Whangamata in the Coromandel Peninsula, …
... We had brought a spade, but many people had rented one locally. Yes, some people earn money renting spades to tourists.
Through considerable efforts we managed to dig a nice bathtub, and Leontien positioned herself in it, and intensely enjoyed the warm water, until a last goodbye-wave washed the bathtub to bits and gave Leontien a cold wash. She took that as the sign for departure. By 8 pm we were back, full of joy, sand and ...
... and testament on my phone when I found a stream. So I followed it down stream , as I was crashing about in the undergrowth I heard some voices and glimpsed some people about 50 m away , made my way towards them. I greeted them " were you lost? " I was asked "no no I err just thought I'd have a look at that lovely stream over there" got back to my car eventually ,no more dry clothes so thought I'd call it quits and headed back to ...
... and in a single axle bus it made for an interesting ride.
Just before we got to Hahei we called at Hot Water Beach, named because of the hot springs that run just under the sand. At low tide you can dig holes and get 60 degree water, but we arrived at high tide so just enjoyed the beach and hot weather - it was mid twenties today and the sun down here is pretty intense. Lots of sun cream!
Mid afternoon we got to Hahei and our accommodation, which was ...
... converge at the harbour mouth is a sandspit providing a nesting ground of major significance for the endangered New Zealand Dotterel and Oystercatchers. When we walked to the very end of the 2 kilometre Sandspit, which is our favourite place, we were sandblasted as the wind was cutting across the estuary. We built a small windbreak using tree branches and a towel, and then settled down for an hours sunbathing. Very quiet ...
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101-103 Beach Rd., Whangamata | Motelfrom $95