Friday, May 25, 2007

Geo Quiz: Hot Water Beach

Aired on PRI and BBC's The World May 25, 2007
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The World 's Geo Quiz question was: "We're looking for the name of a peninsula that juts out into the Bay of Plenty. That's the part of the Pacific Ocean that lies off the coast of New Zealand's North Island. Gold miners used to come this way to seek their fortunes along this rugged rocky coastline. One of the peninsula's best kept secrets is: Hot Water Beach. It's place where hot steaming geysers bubble up thru the sand. When the tide comes in, cold seawater mixes with hot steam and voila! It's a natural spa."