Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Coromandel trip 2016 - or - checking out paradise to chill out in

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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Tuesday 15 March

Usual up and clean and out! First stop the local bakery for lunch supplies, then on towards New Chums Beach – rated as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world – so we had to check this one out!


You have to cross a stream and a 30 min hike across or rather along the rocky/boulders sea shore  at LOW tide, - then across a little hump and down the other side and hey presto – New Chums Beach.  Mamabear having fun clambering over the boulders!  Like most beaches – very remote –  and  N O  repeat no facilities there at all!  Nearest toilet is 30 min back from where you came from!  :)   Just in case you urm need to be reminded of the ethics of leave nothing behind except footprints etc . . . .

We sat in the shade under a pohutukawa tree and enjoyed the air/sea etc and as well as the flora and fauna.  Saw one yellow eyed gannet dive-bombing for his lunch!!
MB could have stayed all day and night!!  Eventually back via short stop on two more beaches and back to base – quick re-arrangement and chill out then out for Greek dinner – VERY nice!! Post dinner the usual “must walk of the extra pounds gained” on beach walk – 2 km in one direction – 2 km back – all in surf!! Water feeling warm.
Now back in our unit and planning for next day – our last day here! We  a r e  going to do the 'dip and dine' again!! (yusssss) -  something to look forward too!

Looking out from under the shade of the Pohutukawa tree!

Mamabear resting under the Pohutukawa Tree

I took my compression stockings off to urm even up the tan - and sat in the shade - mostly I thought! Even then - I ended up with some colourful red .  Sighs



 This lass - to the amusement of the half dozen people on the beach - had climbed to the top, then proceeded to take selfies - for about a good 15 minutes (various angles etc)!
Good for her - she did not fall down!! Eventually she came down to the beach had a look for less then 20 seconds and buggered of.  Me thinks she got the wrong priorities . . . . . 
 You can swim there if you know how to dodge the sea-life . . . . .
 The sparkling sea -
On the way back we came across this little poser.  Luckily for me he stood perfectly still for about 20 minutes . . . . 

We finished the day with the usual evening stroll on the beach. Hmm did we go every day?? Think so

 Have fun! bear print

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