Trip Start Sep 01, 2009
35Trip End Dec 15, 2009
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Marg and Bob's bach!
As we approached the Coromandel Peninsula, the road became increasingly windy as it snaked up and around the seafront cliffs (think the kind of road Jeremy Clarkson would dream about!). We reached a viewpoint at the summit of one of the large hills and pulled over to rest our queasy bellies as much as take in the gorgeous views! From there, the bach was located with the minimum of difficulties and we were so happy to find a great house to call home for a few nights. Big sofas, BBQ, comfy beds, power shower, big lawn...are we back in Delhi?!?!?!
We dumped our stuff and headed straight for the beach (a leisurely 2 minute walk!)
That evening we treated ourselves to a delicious steak, cooked on the BBQ and 3 bottles of wiiiine!!
The following day, a little weary, we hopped into the little white Toyota beast and headed back into town to catch the last 20minutes of the All Blacks V France rugby match (tension rose between Niki and Americ). Later the 5 of us drove to Hot Water Beach at the southern end of the Peninsula - such a cool place!! You dig a hole at certain 'hot spots' in the sand and hot water rises to the surface...like a sand bath! Some spots were so hot Niki and I burnt our feet!! It was a chilly-ish day too, so felt good to put our feet in the toasty water. Later, when the weather brightened up, we headed to Cathedral Bay and saw some amazing sights whilst walking along the coast, and frolicking on the beach!! Much fun was had!!!!
Overall the weekend was very successful - we ate great food, drank some delicious wine and had good company...was a struggle for the four of us to leave the bach, but other lovely NZ places had to be explored (plus some people had to go back to work!).