Looking at this photograph, I’m very proud to say I’ve climbed that mountain & I’ve sat there, looking down onto the Peninsula called Mount Maunganui. I used to come to this coastal area, located 3 hrs from the city, every summer when I was younger. Days spent swimming, eating hand-made waffles cones & sitting on our hotel balcony, watching all the guys driving past in their hot shot cars with their tints, lowering systems & other illegal modifications. Many friendships were made every summer only to never keep in touch once the summer was over.
I’m feeling pretty lucky right now to call such a beautiful country like New Zealand, my home.