06/02 Whitianga Via the Hot Water Beach and back to Whitianga (NI) – 2,034kms (69kms travelled today).

Feb 06, 2020

Happy Waitangi Day to all our KIWI neighbours! 

A low-key energy day today with a sleep in all round then a ride to the Hot Water Beach where the water coming up through the sand can reach 60 – 65C and can give a start to the unwary. Much digging by many but walking in the water soon finds it. We followed that with a yummy lunch then a kick back afternoon before we head to Grace O’Malleys for dinner tonight. I’m nursing another bumble bee bite on my thigh through my kevlar jeans at roadworks a day or so ago so grateful for a cold pack Lynne packed.


Quirky rocky outcrop on the way out to the beach


Parked up at the beach.


On the beach itself.


And in the opposite direction.


Much digging by many….even hire out shovels for $10 each.


Standing watch perhaps.

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And an old military plane at the local airport.