beach

beach

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beach

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beach

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driving down 90 mile beach

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90 mile beach is in the north of new zealand and as well as being a beach it’s also a main road

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so if you’ve got a car and up for a challenge you can drive down it (as long as you keep to the national speed limit of 100km/hr)

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here’s a video from inside the bus

and here’s me taking some of the photos above

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(some photos by andrew)

sunny sunday afternoon

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i know this is the last thing you northern hemisphericals will want to hear, but it’s lovely down here.  i tell you not to gloat, but because i’m a brit and love to talk about the weather.

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if it’s any consolation it really doesn’t feel christmassy here one little bit !

wenderholm

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it is rather pretty on this wobbly island

biking on the beach

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moving to new zealand has provided all sorts of fantastic opportunities which we wouldn’t have had in blighty.  like riding bikes on a wide open beach.

fun at the beach

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it’s starting to get cold, but that doesn’t stop an afternoon of fun at the beach

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hot water beach

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a bizarre beach where you dig your own hot water pool at low tide and then sit in the sweltering hot waters naturally coming out of the ground under the sand. 

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we went there at christmas and i uploaded these photos to the blog in January.  but some reason i didn’t actually click to publish the pictures until now.  sorry about that.

lovely long bay

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this is still my favourite beach

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not only does it look great on the sandy bits but the rocky bits are quite cool too

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crazy paving ?

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