Waihi Beach - the final days!
Trip Start Nov 09, 2008
66Trip End Apr 02, 2009
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We spent our last day at Waihi Beach visiting Anzac Bay, which had been recommended to us by a helpful cleaning lady who had a young family and understood the need for a safe beach. D took his fishing rod and attempted some fishing, but nothing was biting. The funniest sight was Steven, who found a long thin leaf and which had bent in the middle and was attempting to fish with it. He also enjoyed clambering over the rocks at the end of the beach, as always, showing no idea of danger!
In the morning, a different cleaning lady on the campsite had told D that the weather forecast was that there was a cyclone coming. Not taking any chances, we packed everything we could in the car that evening and disposed of all the camping gear we would no longer need by leaving it in a box in the kitchen on site with a note asking people to help themselves! We settled down for the night expecting the worst. In the morning it was raining and had been blustery, but not yet a cyclone! Although the rain sounded bad, as it always does when you're in a tent, we got up and did the last of the packing and disposed of the sleeping bags and tent in the bins on the campsite.
We then set off towards Auckland and indeed the rain came down, getting worse as we went along. We felt smug because we had managed to get away just at the right moment, although D still feels the day before would have been a better moment! As it turned out no cyclone arrived, although there were reports on the news of flooding in the area.