For all of us missionaries assigned to work in the Pacific Area Office, Saturdays are a time for gathering to explore. One of our recent trips was to the Coromandel Peninsula. We started out in the town of Thames, driving along lovely beach-side roads and then cut across lush rain forest on a VERY twisty road (don't let that map line fool you - it was switchbacks around mountains nearly the whole way) till we got to the west side to visit Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.
|Larry, Me, Sister Winters and Elder & Sister Whidden|
|Elder Gary Winters get's a bird's eye view of the surrounding area|
|from http://www.cycletour.org.nz/coromandel-west-coast.html |
|Rain Forest Reserve, Interior or Coromandel Peninsula - from Wikipedia|
|at the start of the trail to Hot Water Beach|
|Looking down on Cathedral Cove|