On the road again (part 3)
So after Paeroa we continued on the road.
Waihi for a lunch stop and then on to the coast.
Very handy for launching the kayaks and it would have just been rude not to give them a try on the calm waters in the bay.
– Beyond the car park and down on the beach there was a wicked wind whipping up. It was quite choppy out on the water and getting anywhere was like paddling uphill.
– A more pleasant surprise… the water was warm. SO warm! I’m talking bath water temperatures!
When the wind got really chilly it was actually warmer to hop out of the kayak and walk in the water towing the kayak back to shore!
The BBQ was fired up for cooking the sausages (we will say no more about fish) and the sun set beautifully over the water as we ate al fresco.
A quiet night was had by the waterside and we ventured onto the beach again the next morning and gave the dogs a good chance to have some fun on the deserted sands (are we sure this is a public holiday??).
I’m currently sat in the bus in our next location.. which is even more beautiful, the water even warmer and I’ll fill you in on the rest tomorrow.
updated with photographs on 6 Feb