Sand facials June 14th 2008 90 mile beach is badly named as its actually about 60 miles long. Appearently the wrong name was given to it by cattle drovers who estimated its length by the number of days they took to move their cattle along it. They forgot to take into account that cattle on average move slower on sand than earth. Hire cars are forbidden from being driven on it, so a coach trip was the only option for us.
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Ninety Mile Beach The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
My name is Brendan, my wife is Linda and we are both Irish, currently living in Dublin.
My wife and I have always envied those young people who had the opportunity to travel after leaving school, collage etc. We ourselves went straight from school into the work place. We always told ourselves that we would make up for this by travelling after our retirements, if we made it that far.
But we often asked ourselves why the pleasures of travel should only apply to the young or the old. What about us in betweens, yep thats right, the middle aged.
Both of us were in the fortuna... full info