Cathedral Cove And Other Places For Daydreaming

While out walking a couple of days ago on our way to a place called Cathedral Cove, I spotted what looked like the perfect place to take a nap. From a distance I could see a place in the trees close enough to see and smell the sea, but not exposed in the way one would be on the beach.

We were walking past in a hurry to reach the beach when I told John that I was going back for a photograph. I told him that I wanted to be able to remember it so that if I had insomnia as I sometimes do, I could picture myself there in the grass and focus on that instead of whatever might be keeping me awake.

After a snap or two of the napping place under the trees,we set off once more in the direction of the white cliffs above.

We walked an easy and well maintained path that was shaded with Ferntrees so large that I felt as if we were in a jungle part of the time.

Once we were almost there, we climbed down a long series of steps until we reached the sand on the other side.

John wasted no time in popping out for a bit of sun and photographs, while I stayed closer to the rock wall in the shade.

Yep, that is me sitting in the shade in my hat and even though you can’t see it, I’m wearing a good bit of sunscreen too. If you look a the photo below you can get a glimpse through the cave.

8 thoughts on “Cathedral Cove And Other Places For Daydreaming

  1. Gorgeous! I love the North Island (sometimes it gets overlooked vs. the South Island, which I know you’ll also adore) — so great to read your posts and share your joy of discovering New Zealand :)

    Happy travels!

  2. Stunning photographs! I just saw your post pop up in my Google Reader and thought, ‘Hey! She’s in New Zealand! I must have missed a few posts…’ and have since gone back and caught up on all your blog posts! What an exciting, amazing, fabulous holiday you are on!

    The last time I was in the Coromandel was nearly 8 year’s ago, when pregnant with my first daughter. It really is serenely beautiful.

    I live in Wellington and would be happy to offer up the ‘must sees of Welly’ if you are heading this way on your travels?

    Will be popping back to follow your journey!

    Have a great time and wishing you safe & happy travels.

  3. Hi Elizabeth .. just been over to Carolyns blog .. We must try and meet up next year sometime .. especially if Carolyn is going to be over here .. (hope so) ..

  4. These photos are so amazing. I don’t know whether I want to move there or just go for an extended holiday. It truly looks like one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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