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Summer road trip...

Okay team, I'm back and I just looked over all your posts and boy, do I have some catching up to do. Most of you are knee deep (or more) in snow, one of you is in pain and there's a damn cute baby in Perth to look at, so I'll be back tomorrow to catch up.

We got back to my mother's place today after doing the whole of the Coromandel Peninsula pretty much. It was a blast. We dug holes in Hot Water Beach at low tide and lay in steaming spa pools in the late afternoon sun, we crossed from one side of the peninsula to the other looking for a bed one night, we slept in a big tent and I found out how unfortunate it is to be the first one up when you crawl out of the tent face first and the house dog is waiting to lick you to death, we have driven twenty minutes up a huge hill on a very very winding narrow metal (gravel) road, then down the other side to find our rural (and I mean rural with no cell phone signal and I swear at some points no other people) accommodation, we swam in a deserted beach and dipped in warm rock pools, we met with friends today who took the boys out in kayaks in the sea, we have seen dozens of beautiful bays with million dollar views, we have seen tuis and heard moreporks calling and frogs croaking and let bunnies hop across in front of the car, and my car is the dustiest thing ever... I'll sort some pics, promise.

And I'll catch up with you all.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 8th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
Sounds just fabulous - and so warm!!!
Jan. 11th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
It was incredibly warm. I never wore a sweatshirt the whole time. You would have loved it!
Jan. 9th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
What a wonderful holiday you're having! Hope we will get to see some pics:)
Jan. 11th, 2010 10:22 am (UTC)
Working on the pics! Thanks :-))
Jan. 9th, 2010 11:16 am (UTC)
Your holiday sounds amazing. I hope all the kids are behaving and you are having a relaxing time!
Jan. 11th, 2010 10:23 am (UTC)
The kids were in various moods from minute to minute - travelling with three teens of two sexes seems to be a constant source of ...amusement! But we survived intact and are closer for the experience which is the main thing!
Jan. 9th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Only briefly visited the coromandel one time - sounds fabulous! Hope there are some pics!

Jan. 11th, 2010 10:24 am (UTC)
Well, I'm glad you made it to the Coromandel even briefly. I still preferred Northland though. You'll have to have a holiday in the Bay of Islands one northern winter!
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