Life’s a Beach in Whangamata
If it’s good enough for the kiwis, then it’s good enough for us -we walked 10k today – barefoot!
OK – it was along Opoutere Beach, which I guess is cheating a bit, but it was a start. We were practically on our own on this beautiful beach despite glorious weather.
Whangamata is pronounced Wanga-matt-are rather than Wangamatter – which is how the Aussies say it, apparently. Locals like it to be pronounced correctly.
Mac’s Birthday Suit Ale – designed for savouring and we did.
Orange and choc chip ice creams at Whangamata Beach.
Kikorangi Cheese – a creamy golden curd with rivers of dark blue – enjoyed with a few dates back at our B & B.
Flora and Fauna
We saw seagulls and oyster catchers, but did not see the endangered NZ dotterel..
Finding a whole sand dollar – well it as a 2 dollar coin actually. So that’s item 17 on the Whangamata bucket list ticked off!
They have tsunami warnings on the beach here.