The Coromandel


We couldn't have asked for a better end to our trip to New Zealand than the Coromandel Peninsula.  This area is very laid back and of course, surrounded by water.  First stop took us to this stretch of coast where we stopped to do some seashell hunting and have a picnic.



As we were enjoying the sun and sea this guy did his thing on the hill behind us.  I'm not even sure what this is called, but he looked like he was having a fabulous time!



After the stop above we did some fun things that I will talk about in the next post, but the next day we went around the tip of the peninsula and down the other side and happened across this deserted beach.  It was too good to be true.  We had to stop and some of us had to get wet even though the water was quite chilly.


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Lastly, I kept thinking as we drove all around through hundreds of kilometers of the country with vastly more sheep than people, that we'd see a flock of sheep on the road.  As we were leaving the peninsula I was lamenting the fact that we hadn't and just a little while later we came upon this herd of cattle!  I was thrilled and gave the camera to Mark to get a shot.  Cows were better than nothing, but I still would like to come upon a road full of sheep.  Next time perhaps?