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Hahei Beach. #4579686
11/20/17 04:05 AM
11/20/17 04:05 AM
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Silk Offline OP
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We had a family weekend at a rented bach (from bachelor pad apparently) at Hahei Beach (Har High) on the Coromandel Peninsular.

From the deck, facing north.



90 degrees, that's east.



Walk to the end of the back yard - it's straight down.




On the beach, that's the house up there.



Red sky at night, shepards delight. Yeah nah, it cut up rough over night.



The coast of New Zealand is the home of the Pohutukawa, sometimes called the New Zealand Xmas tree, because it is covered in red flowers by Xmas time. They hang on cliffs and anywhere they can grow, very hardy, but at the moment threatened by myrtle rust.



A bit of folding here. The next bay around (south) is called Hot Water Beach - you dig holes in the sand and make yourself a nice hot pool. I could smell the familiar smell of volcanic activity, so there is something happening close to here. I have a story about Hot Water Beach.



Hanging right over the cliff...and sometimes falling down.


Up on a track looking along the beach.


The patch of grass on the point is the back yard of the house.



Big waves out there.


A huge pohutukawa on someones front yard, many hundreds of years to get to this size.


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Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4579690
11/20/17 04:27 AM
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You do have a gorgeous country Silk...it's beautiful, but a bit "edgy" in the hot spots, smells, and vents...fenced off areas in parks where a drunk could boil to death.

we saw some of those red flowers when we were there in January...very pretty...slippery under tyre 'though.

Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4579698
11/20/17 04:42 AM
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Down Under
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Very beautiful


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Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4579788
11/20/17 07:16 AM
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New England
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LUCKY!!!!
Very nice...


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Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4579861
11/20/17 09:03 AM
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“Red sky at night, shepards delight. Yeah nah, it cut up rough over night.”



Isn’t that reversed when south of the equator?

Beautiful pics Silk. I would love to visit New Zealand someday.


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Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4579929
11/20/17 10:15 AM
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Nice pictures, Thank you Silk.


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Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4580008
11/20/17 11:30 AM
11/20/17 11:30 AM
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Columbus,Nebraska
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Happy Thanksgiving to a valued ally, even if you don't observe Thanksgiving. In today's world we need all the friends we can find and hold on to. Don't give up on us just yet. Beautiful country.

Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4580146
11/20/17 02:39 PM
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In the Garage...
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In the Garage...
Great photos. Place looks awesome!


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Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4580284
11/20/17 05:24 PM
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New Zealand
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Got the pronunciation wrong, should be Hah high - we don't do the R here, I could just hear some American rolling the R.


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Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4580652
11/21/17 02:14 AM
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The Canyons
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Looks really nice. I'm jealous of the temps. Already had snow, and after a brief warm up and respite this week, it will be months of cold and snow.

Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4581569
11/22/17 03:43 AM
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Beach is in the Kiwi DNA - no one is far from a beach, and everyone has spent time at one. In the '50's and '60's, when NZ was an equaltarian society, a single income family, dad working in a factory or pumping gas at the service station, mum at home making clothes and cooking, they were able to buy a section at the beach, and go down on weekends and build the bach. We didn't need to, my father's family home was on the beach front, a small comunity on the outskirts of Auckland, and now an inner suburb. All my holidays and nearly every weekend was spent there, my childhood memories are from the beach, not the suburb we lived in. My wife's family used to take their boat to Rangitoto Island, moor in the bay and row to a family owned bach. I had a beach section in the late '70's, we used to go down and stay in my caravan on weekends. When our girls were small we lived on an island, the island life...a small comunity and beaches everywhere. They grew up there, and my daughter wanted to give her daughter a taste of that life, seeing as it's not something normal people can do anymore. Valuations of Waiheke Island came in today, the average house price is a million dollars, Onetangi Beach where we lived is 1.3 million. We bought a section and built a house for a total of $67,000. Hind sight, I'd rather have had foresight....

Last edited by Silk; 11/22/17 03:44 AM.

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Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4581580
11/22/17 04:44 AM
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Silk,
no point being Captain HindSight.

If I'd have kept every one of my Toranas, I'd be able to buy those properties.

If I'd bought that Phase 3 GTHO in 1987...

Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Shannow] #4581862
11/22/17 12:16 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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"...drunks boiling to death"? Now THAT'S a walk on the beach.

Lovely setting you got there. G&K

Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4582001
11/22/17 02:40 PM
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Nice photos...and thank God none of that horrid HDR effects garbage. Pretty place.


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Re: Hahei Beach. [Re: Silk] #4582128
11/22/17 04:51 PM
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Yeah, who would've thought those ordinary cars and bikes, or beach and island properties would be unaffordable these days.

The property ended at the deck, the few metres to the cliff is public land, part of a walkway...The Queen's Chain. Those that did walk past us lolling on the deck just thought we owned the place.


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