Bert,s diary part 2

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YA HEY it's the Cozza

We had a bit of an easy day on day 2 , Bert was a little tired after day 1{s excitement so we let him off easy with only 69 km, mostly up and down mountains  though and pretty much in third gear ( mostly due to the mountains but i did forget to change for a while and as Bert is so understanding he didn,t complain at all !!! Oh if you hadn,t noticed the apostrophe,s still not working !!!!!!!

So we started off the day with a quick wander along shelly beach, which must be named after the lady who owns it because there weren,t really any shells there!!! Then it was time for Bert to saddle up and we were away, first to Whangapoua (!!!!!) Harbour where there were some shwells so we had one, and then to Tarapittila Stream for lunch of Bacon and egg sangers and a bit of water for Bert.

who's nicked our legs!!!
The afternoon brought us to Whittianga for some shopping and a hoodie for me and then on to Hot Water Beach.

Two volcanic streams run under the beach and if you dig a hole  it fills up with boiling ( well prettyy much nearly ) water. We spent the afternoon here boiling ourselves then jumping in the sea which was surprisingly cold, oh and I forgot we saw a llama, not in the sea although that would have been cool but just before the turnoff in a field, cool huh....still no kiwi though!!!

After hot water beach we headed down the road to Ha Hei where we spent the night. Before we went to bed however we drank some red on the beautiful beach there and watched the sun go down, the beach is a beaut, really long and wide, white sand the lot!!!  We made pizza for tea with some chillis we bought in the organic market ( how posh are we  ?? ) in Coromandel Town.

what a stunning view......the beach isn't bad either !!!!

Early the next day the chillis made a re appearance, oh my god my bottom still feels a little warm around the edge!!!!

After a quick breakfast of pate and blue cheese on toast ( are we living the high life or what ?? ) we were off again on the quick drive to Cathedral cove, which truely must be one of the most beautiful places in the world especially on a hot day like we had. A huge hole in the cliff joins two beaches and the water is as clear as glass ( well, alot clearer than your glass doors Chris !!! )  On the down side it takes and hour to climb down and another to climb up to the car park but it,s sooooooooo worth it!!! Unfortunately this is where Sid filled up Chris so not to much footage....it does give us an idea of how long film nights going to be however as that{s now 10 hours 40 on the hard drive .

At the hop
.better get the red bull in !!!!!

Next we headed into the Kiwi Protection Zone, where they must be doing well because after a good lok we didn{t find any but we did rerad lots of awfully interesting facts on the little beauties !!!!!!!

Next we headed into a little town called Tairua where we bumped into the nice old couple from Shelly Beach again who told us about another place to go further down the coast where they were holding a beach hop full of old cars, so after Ria had bought a new bikini and a new dress that,s exactly where we headed. The town was called Whangmata and it was incredible , everywhere you looked were old mustangs , chevys, holdens etc. Apparently they hold a rally that lasts a week and starts at one end of the Coromandel and makes it{s way down the coast beach by beach and we were there for the finale where all the cars  ( 250 000 ) drive around the town, bands playing everywhere and on every corner people were sitting on sofas drinking with signs for you to skid, flash your lights etc, Bert loved it all his cousins and family he hadn{t seen for years all in one place !!!!

That night we stayed in Omokoroa, now thats a way to get rid of all your O,s in scrabble!!!!!!!!!!

Day 3 - 161 km still no fifth gear but we had to fill Bert up he was hungry!!!!!

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YA HEY its the Cozza
YA HEY it's the Cozza
whos nicked our legs!!!
who's nicked our legs!!!
what a stunning view......the beac…
what a stunning view......the bea…
At the hop
At the hop
love it
love it
life is like a swing...there are u…
life is like a swing...there are …
Bert gets some shade
Bert gets some shade
Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Shelly beach
Shelly beach
Ria and Bert
Ria and Bert
Home sweet home
Home sweet home
doughnuts
doughnuts
stunning
stunning
stunning 2
stunning 2
stunning 3
stunning 3
coupla birds we met !!!
coupla birds we met !!!
must be a sign
must be a sign
run, run for your lives
run, run for your lives
in the sand
in the sand
Cathedral cove
Cathedral cove
beauty
beauty
Rias new handbag !!!!
Ria's new handbag !!!!
my pea and a massive rock
my pea and a massive rock
pea in the jungle
pea in the jungle
as camp as a row of tents !!!!!
as camp as a row of tents !!!!!
Our first Kiwi
Our first Kiwi
Look at the size of those Springer…
Look at the size of those Springe…
an old car
an old car
a big pink nipple !!!
a big pink nipple !!!
more old cars
more old cars
Sweetpea and an old styleee toffee…
Sweetpea and an old styleee toffe…
niiiiiice
niiiiiice
more massive steaks on the barbie
more massive steaks on the barbie
what a feast the high class pleasu…
what a feast the high class pleas…
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photo by: Bellsie