Hot Water Beach

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Inkeeping with our theme of travelling the path well-trodden today (nothing wrong with that) we also went to one of the peninsulas big attractions - Hot Water Beach. At certain times between the tides, springs of very hot water come through the sand and flow to the sea so if you dig a nice spa shaped hole near it you have a nice warm or hot or boiling (depending on how you choose to divert the boiling stream flowing past) little bath hole.  This all sounds great in theory but in practice it does have some flaws - namely the area of the big beautiful beach which has these springs is very small which leaves a lot of people digging their baths in a very small area (which reminded me a bit of the spa at our local aquatic centre - ugh) - see photo. Secondly, it's pretty hard to not boil or freeze and really you can only dig a fairly shallow hole so like Zali here, you end up lying down getting covered with sand. Having said that the place is amazing and beautiful.
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Hot Water Beach Sunday, 15 January 2012
Sea Caves Sunday, 15 January 2012
NZ Tides Sunday, 15 January 2012
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Coromandel Peninsula Saturday, 14 January 2012
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Waitangi Treaty and other Cultural Learning Thursday, 12 January 2012
Wet Day Thursday, 12 January 2012
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