We left the land of the Kiwis a few days ago and are now squatting at our friends' cozy apartment in Dubai for a few days. These pics were from a lovely afternoon at New Chums Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula during the last week of our stay. New Chums Beach has apparently been voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, but I haven't actually been able to find "the list" to verify it. The beach is indeed a beautiful beach and because you have to hike awhile along a non-obvious route to get there, it is rather secluded. However, I'm not sure it qualifies as my favorite. I think Hyams Beach in Australia might actually take the cake for me.