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A love letter to … Flaxmill Bay, Coromandel

They say go big or go home but I’ve had enough of being at home.

Unfortunately for me ‘going big’ isn’t an option when freedom’s finally granted. With two small kids in tow ‘going big’ requires military levels of planning and execution and the harmonious alignment of school and work holidays.

Miraculously this had all come together at Easter, before lockdown nixed our plan. We were supposed to have been staying with extended family at Flaxmill Bay, a beaut little spot in the Coromandel just across the water from Whitianga, for the holidays. Instead, Easter was spent in the exact same spot the last seven weeks have been spent at. Boo.

The Coromandel’s fairly close by so zipping down for the weekend isn’t totally crazy. And, most importantly, Flaxmill Bay is not here. And not here is exactly where all of us want to be right now.

Source: nzherald.co.nz