What to do in a surf town when you can’t surf, as woke up to terrible weather really windy so apparently too dangerous and messy to surf this morning. Up early as usual first just chill over my yoghurt and muesli, chatting to Norbert in the lounge, which has a very homely feel to it. I also chat to San Fran Hunter who wants to drive out to the beach to check out the state of the waves himself and offers me a ride to see the other beach.
So we drive up to MANU beach and WHALE bay passing the kaori lodge on way along so it’s cool to see it before I check in later. The lookouts by both beaches are quite nice giving cool views with a very windy moody looking sky as the backdrop. So after looking at the more pro surf beaches we go to the more everyday any surf level beach and it is very messy and choppy. So Hunter decides to definitely not surf and go back to Waitomo to cave and I bring forward my check in for the lodge all ready to be picked up at 1.30pm giving me time to go to the super nice bakery there and treat myself. Tea and a cornflake cake goes down well.
13th April 2016