Tag Archives: Coromandel

Old Haunts – Thames Revisited

We headed north-east from the Bay of Plenty, stopping at Thames to visit Wyn’s friend there. We both have connections with Thames. I was born there, and so was Wyn’s Mum (probably) and her uncle (definitely). My family moved to … Continue reading

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Onwards to Coromandel – via Kuaotunu Beach

After the storm at Simpsons Beach the weather changed for the better. Really better! We’d been at Simpsons Beach for 5 days and it was time to move on. We packed up with our usual lack of urgency – or … Continue reading

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After the Storm – Simpsons Beach, Coromandel

Back in July, the rains came at Simpsons Beach. Not 40 days and 40 nights but more one night and most of the next day. In the end water was running everywhere. Down the paddock where we were parked, off … Continue reading

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Beyond Kuaotunu – Exploring the Coromandel

After the exertions of biking to Cooks Beach, we passed a fairly cold day doing not much back at Simpsons Beach. It was the start of July, and there wasn’t much sun to be seen. We were struggling to make … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Cook – to the Beach

We had a rest day after the exertions of walking the length of Simpsons Beach – where we were parked up almost on the beach. Then we dug out of biking gear and headed out to Whitianga and the ferry … Continue reading

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Off to the Coromandel – Starting at Simpsons Beach

We had tried to find some motel minding work to occupy ourselves in the depths of winter. But without success. We’d tried every motel in the Bay of Plenty and Hamilton. The only interest had been from places where we’d … Continue reading

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Forth to the Firth of Thames

Friday 23 March we finally left Ambury Park, bound south and east. We stopped off at Traillite at Pukekohe for a couple of quick fixes before following our familiar path over the Bombay Hills and then east on SH2. We … Continue reading

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Beach Bach Birthday

Back in Pukekohe on that Wednesday we went to visit Traillite – Suzi’s builders. Suzi motorhome needs a few things sorted and fixed and we needed to get an idea of when and what. With that done we retreated to … Continue reading

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