Hahei, New Zealand

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23 Mar 2008 – Hahei

Happy Easter! About 2hrs drive East of AKL is the Coromandel Peninsular. On the peninsular is Hahei, Cathedral Cove (limestone cave, underwater arches and snorkeling Trail), Gemstone Bay (multi-coloured rocks), Lonely Bay (shelling) and Hot Water Beach- hot pools can be dug out of the sand at low tide near the rocks and in places where steam can be seen rising from the open sea at high tide. Volcanic activity is no longer prevalent on the Coromandel Peninsula- the hot mineral pools are a legacy of an exciting geothermal past. You can dig your own SPA at Hot Water Beach!

Such beautiful environment with good company & weather in peace & harmony should not be taken for granted. Just enjoy and be appreciative for the moment. Thank you Claire & John for their hospitality at their lovely beach house, Bill for the delicious home-made avocado/cilantro soup & pasta; Bill, Graham & John for fishing the snapper, Charles for all the ping-pong games, Euphemia for being my friend. Had to head back to AKL for dinner to meet relatives from my paternal grandmother side whom I did not know of.

The reason you’re on earth is to experience life… that’s is. Everything else including love, money or power is just the icing! – Anonymous

 

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