Dienstag, 10. Mai 2016

Coromandel road trip!

Hello

Today I write to you from the top of a mountain.

The last 3 days I did a small road trip a long the Coromandel peninsula. Worst things first, here are millions of mosquitos, I m not sure if I have any blood left.

But besides this little vampires it was a wonderful trip.
Coromandel isn't a big as I thought so I had could do it in 2 days but why the hurry.
I got really lucky with the weather, my hostdad told me it will rain all the time but it was sunny and almost hot.
The first day I did the most driving. First stop was Thames to get some food. From Thames to Coromandel town  you have to drive a coast road. That means a lot of curves and great views. I stoped several times to enjoy the ocean. I love the ocean. In Coromandel town I visited the information and got some ideas what to do. I went for a small hike but I turned around early because of a little rain. I keeped driving to Whangapoua and walked a long the beach. I stayed a earls paradise. It was a really lovely owner with a German woofer. The neighbor was fishing and show us his catch. I don't know the fish names but there were big, the biggest was 1,10 m. And some smaller tuna, red snapper, and more.

After a long night with many mosquitos I drove to Cooks beach. I went to the i-side first and they told me the cathedral cove is closed today. Bad luck. But Cooks was nice I walk to the Shakespeare cliff and back. Than I decided just to drive to the cove and see what's going on. I got there and the track was closed but there were other tracks so I went to stingray bay. On the way back the guy from the road work told me, the track would be reopened in about an hour. So I waited and meet a nice Brazilian guy. He works in France and is here to do all the hobbit stuff. It toke them longer than an hour to finish but it was ok. As we finally were abel to go there it was wonderful. It is a stunning beach with little water falls, blue ocean and of cause the cove. I can't put in words how beautiful it was. We spend quit a time there and on the way back I gave my new friend a lift to hot water beach. The hot water was really hot, burning hot. but we found a sandhole with quit nice warm water and relaxed. With the time the tide was raising and we had to go. I left my friend behind and drove on. It was a great day and I saw again how happy I m on the road, free to go where I want to. To find the place I wanted to stay overnight was a little adventure, but I got there. It was already dark. So I cooked and went to bed again the millions of mosquitoes.


Today I woke up early and went at 7am for a 40 min walk. It was beautiful no one were awake by than just birds.
I should do that more often. Afterwards I packed together and drove back to Thames. This time the I-side was open and I got some information. That track with the gold mine sadly is on winter hour just open on the weekends. But this one valley near Thames has a lot of nice walks. But to get from the valley visitor center to the tracks was hell. This road has holes unbelievable. For certain the worst road I drove ever. It toke me longer to drive the road than to hike.
The view from the mountain was stunning and I spent at least an hour up there. Sitting in the sun, starting that post and relaxing.


The rest of the day was driving home and buy new shoes. I have a cent big hole on the bottom, you can look at my food. So it was really necessary to get some new ones.
Now I will go to the cinema with Irma and watch civil war. Hopefully it is as good as the Brazilian guy said.

Marie.

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