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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

New Zealand: Mahia Beach

Sunset over Mahia Beach
Sunset over Mahia Beach

The east coast of the North Island is dry and hot, just like the east coast of the South Island, and for the same climactic reasons. As I drove through Napier and along the curved coastline of Hawke's Bay, the sun blasted down without letting up for one minute; this made the drive along the incredibly winding coast road very pleasant, though it was pretty hard to look at any of the scenery with all the right-angle bends every few metres and some serious drop-offs on either side of the road.

The trippy sky of Mahia
The trippy skies of Mahia