Sunday, September 24, 2006

Weekend Trip to the Coromandel Peninsula

Last weekend we travelled to the Coromandel Peninsula. It was fantastic and just one and a half hours away from Auckland. Here some highlights of our trips:

Hotwater Beach, we dug a pit in the sand during low tide and let the volcanic activity heat the water for a spa like experience. Did I mention it was at night? We were wandering around with shovels trying to figure out where to dig. We found the spot after falling into a steaming hot pools. I saw a couple of shooting stars, very memorable night. And we met a very nice couple from Oz.

We encountered wild turkeys and they were entertaining! See for yourself on our youtube debut:

The next day was beautiful for beachcombing at Shakespeare Cove.


Pukeko Palace said...

You should have caught the wild turkeys and eaten them. My husband bought me home some a local farmer shot. They are delicious but he forgot to take the undigested grass and grain out of the birds. we still ate them .The taste was memorable.

Roberta Robles said...

I don't know why, but I was told that wild turkeys in NZ are not considered good. Something about them being 'rat' like and not the in thing to eat. I don't think I've ever had wild turkey, I have had bear and venison, which are very strong. Not too much of a meat eater myself, though occasionally I partake.