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Port Waikato . Part one.

On 25th of April it was ANZAC day a day celebrating the memories of those soldiers who served in any war at all. Especially Gallipoli and World War 2.

There were Dawn services.

However Rick and I took off and went to Port Waikato. Saw Tuakau Bridge on the way.

I got a lot of photos of Port Waikato, its a long drive and I did not want to waste this opportunity. So here they are. See for yourself. 

Headed off and it was a very long drive there and back

#1 Port Waikato

This is a view taken from up a hill. To be honest this was taken some years ago. There used to be a cafe down hill there then, now its closed down and the building is up for sale. 

  1. I can make an accurate guess, the truth is that outsiders would fine it differcult to maintain, there aren’t many visitors and not much work going for locals. Few people to use the premises and sometimes fights inside the cafe.
    Its a hard place to live unless a dramatic influx of population and increased job activity happens. Plus a huge improvement of public transport.
    There are virtually no shops or supplies.

    • With such a condition it must be difficult to develop a business… it is understandable why the business is closed, even, if feasibility studies have been done beforehand, the cafe business will not be implemented

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#2 Sunset Beach Port Waikato

I was taken by the cloud formation over the Tasman sea.

#3 Rocks on Sunset Beach

Various people here, either fishing or walking dogs, going for a walk or something else.

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#4 View looking north Sunset Beach

As you can see, Sunset Beach is on Black sand as with many West Coast Beaches in New Zealand. Cars drive on it. 

Take care if you do.

#5 Dogs

Lucky shot of two dogs. 

#6 House on a hill by Sunset beach

Houses up hills. Note the white flowers of Toitoi grass.

  1. The people are very suspicious of strangers and its hard to make friends of them. Its the isolation . Sad really. A population boost of more different types of people would bring more work and broaden their lives. I would not like to live there. There are better places to live in NZ

#7 Sunset Beach

South head from car park.

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#8 Sunset Beach

Rock pools people, dogs and water.

#9 Car on Sunset Beach

Different types of rocks and people activity

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#10 Sand cliffs

Not complete dunes Black sand.

  1. Thanks Albert. That is what we call, “Driftwood” Probably from dead pine trees near by and washed up on the beach. Im not sure where it comes from but most NZ beaches have driftwood. Some people collect it and carve it up for wood for various purposes. That day I saw Maoris cutting up and collecting it.

  2. Meant to say Albert that there are Katipo Spiders in Driftwood and they are poisonous but as Spiders are shy and will usually run away. They are black with a red cross on their backs.
    What is sometimes under that black sand on the cliff and is much more horrible.

    Lets say that black sand has hidden people. Another story…

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