Sunday at Cathedral Cove

I have a feeling “spectacular” is a word I will be using a lot on this trip, but even that grandiose adjective doesn’t do what I’ve been seeing justice. Today’s a good example.

Sunday seemed like the perfect day to head to Cathedral Cove and marvel at the Creation.

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A 40-minute hike up and down hills and a flat stretch alongside a sheep farm…

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got us to the picturesque cove.

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Cathedral Cove is so named because of this spectacular rock formation carved out by the ocean.

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We had the cove virtually to ourselves as we arrived by 9:30 a.m. The view from any direction was — you guessed it — spectacular.

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On the trek back, we took a side trail that offered a more rugged experience than the open coastal track. My new pair of Merrills got a work out.

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After our hilly morning hike, we headed straight for the Lost Springs, one of more than 100 hot springs located in New Zealand, to soak our bones.

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The mineral water in the warmest pool was 104F and in addition to soothing some aching joints and muscles, it left our skin feeling incredibly soft.

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Thanks to the Lost Springs spa, we were rejuvenated enough to make the drive to Rotorua — hot springs central in New Zealand. Care to guess what will be on our agenda tomorrow?

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2 Responses to Sunday at Cathedral Cove

  1. Stefania says:

    You are in Paradise, aren’t you? Stefi

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