Groan....how we would have loved to dig ourselves a nice bath full of hot water and just lie and relax. Neither of us does crowds very well and almost decided it was not for us, but spaces could be seen in that other car park further along the beach (in the distance you can see a small pocket of people. The car park was off to the left) so we parked up and walked toward the crowds.
Now you can see why we were disappointed. The only bit of diggable sand left was right in the middle and that was extremely hot! I know.....I tried to stand on it.... silly me....bad move!
At least we managed to stand in a vacated puddle and feel how wonderfully warm the water was.
Back to the van and off to Tauranga. A good drive of around 140km. We managed to find a fabulous site right on the edge of The Bay of Plenty. Tomorrow we want to do Matamata and the famous Hobbit set. About 70km from Tauranga should take us about 45 minutes.
|Tauranga Tourist park|