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Day Seven

I'm knackered. As usual, I'll start at the beginning.

Went on the boat trip this morning, which was awesome. We followed the coastline around for a bit and saw heaps of amazing cliff faces and beaches and stuff – took heaps of photos. There was a cave formed by the water, which was about 15 metres deep, and probably the same high. Got photos of that too, as we went inside it while in the boat – it wasn't that far in though, but still pretty cool. It was about 2.5 hours out on the boat before we came back into Whitianga.

We bought some lunch stuff from a supermarket, and then went for a drive to 'Hot Water Beach', where people could dig a hole in the beach and then sit in the warm water that came welling to the surface. There were hot springs that went into the water, so if you dug a hole you could sit in your own little hot water spa. And there were a LOT of people doing it. So many, that when we got there, there just wasn't any room left to dig our own hole. So we played around a bit and took some photos and then went elsewhere.

Elsewhere was Cooks Beach, where Captain James Cook landed in 1766 (or somewhere around that time). It was an awesome beach – one of the best I've ever been on. I walked out quite a distance as it was so shallow. It was really nice.

After that we were on our way back to the backpackers and I took a wrong turn and ended up at the best lookout I've ever been to. The view was just incredible. Spectacular even!

It's 6:33pm. I'm now going to go through the photos so far for this trip and work out which ones to insert into this journal for the best one or few photos for each day so far. I hope you enjoy them half as much as I've enjoyed taking them. 😉

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