Everywhere I thought of was on a coast. Now this is of course not hard in little 'ol NZ being a small country - but even thinking about living in Queenstown, Rotorua or Taupo - all of which have some pretty damn fine lakes and scenery in general was not enough to tempt me. I need big expanses of water with waves and tides and marine life and salt water and sand - golden, white or black iron - I'm not fussy, even pebble beaches are fine by me! I love driftwood and shells and even seaweed (although not so much when I'm actually in the water swimming!).
|Westshore, Napier's Port, and Bluff Hill|