Tried and feeling slightly too old for the hostel scene – we decided that we’d do it up kiwi style and got ourselves a bach. Woke up Saturday morning in a pretty amazing place across the street from Buffalo Beach in Whitianga that worked out to cost the same as a hostel. Take that hostel!!! Finally we were living the luxurious life – or just plain old big pimpin (blame the boys at work for the music that was blasting all day). The only problem was that I was so hungry from skipping dinner the night before that I was ready to chew off an arm. Luckily I had the English Superstar by my side and she handed me a glass of milk and asked if I fancied a little BBQ for breakfast. Who wouldn’t want BBQ first thing in the morning and so we set off to Cafe Nina.
The visions of steaks and pulled pork sandwiches dancing in my head wasn’t exactly what was being served but it was still a decent breakfast in what I would call a cafe with character. With all my nodding and grunting between mouthfuls of tasty food (and possibly some questionable sausages) we had come to the decision to do a boat tour of Coromandel. Personally I wanted to go out on one that looked like a little dingy where the threat of falling into the open sea loomed but I got vetoed and we wound up on in a glass bottom boat that seemed a lot safer. Turns out that the Scottish Avenger, Canadian Diva, and English Superstar that I travelled with would end up paying dearly that night for vetoing my decision but that’s a story that I think is best left untold. Like the say – what happens in Coromandel, stays in Coromandel.
Despite the fact that we weren’t out on a little dingy – being out on the water on a beautiful Saturday afternoon couldn’t have been any better. My favourite part of the entire ride is when we stopped outside of some of the caves and they let me climb onto the roof of the boat. I climbed just like I was spiderman and tried not to let the gentle swaying of the boat plummet me head first into the ocean. Just incase you’re wondering – nobody fell in. All in all, a wonderful Saturday afternoon basking in the sun which made all the worries from a hectic work week just fade away.