After a week of bad weather, it was a delight to see a sunny day on Sunday 22 May 2016. I collected 6 passengers from Auckland Institute of Studies and another 1 from downtown, Auckland, making a group of 5 people from South Korea, 2 from Japan and myself. There was very little traffic, so the drive to Tairua, Coromandel only took 1 hour 50 minutes.  Continue reading Coromandel

Muriwai Beach Surfing Lessons

On Saturday 23 April 2016, I collected 2 people from their residence in the city and then picked up the remainder of our group at Auckland Institute of Studies, making a group of 7 (5 from South Korea, 1 from Saudi Arabia and myself). We left at 9.15am and went to Muriwai Beach where we had surfing lessons from Muriwai Surf School. Continue reading Muriwai Beach Surfing Lessons

Bethells Beach

On Thursday 4 February 2016, a group of AIS students (3 from Thailand, 1 from France, 1 from Colombia, 3 from Japan, 1 from Korea, 2 from China and 1 from Taiwan) and I left AIS at 2.30pm and went to Bethells Beach in west Auckland. It is also known by its Maori name Te Henga. Continue reading Bethells Beach