Well we are currently in the Hot Water Beach Holiday Park in the Coromandel peninsula. Yesterday we arrived and went to the beach to dig our own hot tub in the sand...us and 200 others in a 20 square metre area!!You had to be in a certain area on the beach and others had camped out just to get a spot. Gorgeous beach though! And the park is fantastic, clean and fully outfitted with kitchens, bathrooms, showers, laundry and a tv/reading room for the kids. Today we went to visit Whitianga and do some shopping for dinner stuff and have lunch. Lovely little town and great Thai food. Having steak and taters tonight in 23 degree weather.
A few interesting things that have surprised us about New Zealand:
- the hardest thing about driving on the left hand side is that you tend to turn on the wipers instead of the signal (funny for Vicki, less so for Colin, even less funny for fellow drivers)
- SUBWAY sandwich shops are EVERYWHERE
- we have seen very few sheep, mainly cows...maybe they are hiding