From Waihi the Coromandel peninsula is easily accessable so we did several trips up there on both sides. The first one on the east coast of Coromandel coincided with the first rainy day since my arrival. Most of the drive up it poured down but on Hahei Beach the rain took a break and we could have lunch and take some pictures:
It quickly started to rain again while we were on our way to the famous Hot Water Beach but again just as we arrived at the beach ready to dig our hole it stopped for a while and so we spent a good hour in a hot pool.
The other day we went up on the west side of Coromandel to Coromandel Town and had more luck with the weather:
A few days later the weather was still fabulous and I joined Robin and his friends for a Kayak trip on the Coromandel coast near Thames:
Paddling next to the road we saw that lucky car just barely hold over the water by branches of the tree.