Saturday, October 20, 2007

The 90 Mile Beach, Speed Limits & Big Waves

This is no joke. You can drive at 100kph on the beach. The 90 Mile Beach (which is only 57 miles long - work that out if you can!) at the top of the north island is used as a road. Coaches, trucks and cars daily trundle up and down. But you need to be careful - the truck below was hit by a freak wave the day before and was rolled over!

We were told that in a typical season at least one tourist coach will be lost to the sea.

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