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December 23rd 2015
Published: December 23rd 2015
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Hi actually back at Snells Beach now. But after leaving Whitianga drove over to Ha Hei on the Pacific Ocean side for a two night camp.

Site amazing, right on the beach overlooking the ocean, weather quite windy but sunny. Went to Hot Water Beach and spent two hours waiting for the tide to go out so we could dig a hole to sit in. If you can imagine standing waist deep in water, digging your toes in the sand to feel for the heat, that is where the volcanic fissure is. A real laugh, bonding with other people so we could all dig a big hole to sit in. Photos to follow. Walked over to Cathderal Cove where Narnia was filmed took an hour each way to walk it. Had lunch at Mercury Bay winery, great views looking over Cooks Beach.

Driving to Snells called in at some friends at Mission Bay on the suburbs of Auckland. Quite an upmarket suburb. Drove into Auckland city and saw the harbour and sky tower. Called in at the pub at Puhoi which is an amazing place, something out of the Midwest.

Back at Snells been swimming in the bay, preparing for xmas. Went to a bbq last night, and the tennis club Made me feel more than welcome.

Merry Xmas to you all and chat soon.

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