Sunday, March 30, 2014

Day 8 - Part II. Coromandel

A day spent enjoying some of the highlights of Coromandel.
After breakfast a drive to the eastern shore of the peninsula.
1st stop Cathedral Cove. Plenty of tourists, but still an astonishing spot. 30 minute walk down from the car park. A swim and exploration of the spectacular rock formations, then back up to the car park.
Ice cream at Hahei Beach then on to Hot Water Beach where we join the throngs in digging a hole in the sand at low tide and immersing ourselves in HOT water. In places the water is hot enough to cook eggs. A pleasant hour spent alternating between hot water and cold swims in the sea. Aahh!
Back towards Coromandel on the main route, stopping in Whitianga for a very late lunch of "Fush 'n Chups". Yet another scenic drive back to our lodgings. A quiet evening caching up with blogs, email and giving Celeste and Suzanne some tips on how to spend their time up at the Bay of Islands.

Tomorrow South - and the last leg of this most amazing trip around NZ!

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