Monday, February 23, 2009

So much for art deco weekend...

We decided to go camping at Waipataki Beach (about 37 minutes drive away from home) but man it felt like we had been away for ages. I kept expecting people at work to have really missed me and wonder how my trip was because I had been gone so long... but it was just a weekend.

the view down to our little beach from the road up the top


New Zealand flag
it was actually quite windy when I took this but I must have clicked the button when the wind stopped for a split second


We spent hours watching the stars at night (we owned a lot, A LOT, of sky) we saw about 20 satellites doing their thing and we are pretty sure we spotted some undiscovered galaxies. We swam in the sea and we played in the little lagoon making plop plop towers with the sand and building dams to change the flow of the water as the tide came in.

A funny story... while swimming in the sea I was standing with my back to the water looking towards the hills and a big wave caught me by surprise, it was so strong I nearly lost my false teeth (the false teeth are a result of a birth defect).

It was a good time away and will be going back...

7 comments:

tangled sky studio said...

it sounds amazing and restorative.....dreamy...

oksana said...

O... i didn´t go anywhere for ages! You gave me an idea , i can go outside just for 1 day (because of my work, doesnt matter weekend or no, I have to be close by:((().
Congratulations with no damaging yourself!:))))

Carine b said...

Hello & glad to "see" you again...my children are on holidays & time really miss me!But it's not so bad i draw...I'm happy to discover new pictures which are so beautiful & something changed but i can't relly say what have changed,it's feeling perhaps???

Megan Chapman said...

Sounds like a great trip.
I need to get out in nature soon.
Can't wait till it is a bit warmer for that, for now dog walks in parks will have to suffice. Glad you got to get away.

gryphon said...

Sounds just lovely, and looks great. So you didn't hang around for the hordes of people in Napier then :)
It's good to make the most of the good weather while it lasts. It's starting to feel like summer's drawing to a close here.

Carine b said...

A thousand thanks for your sweet words...

gretchenmist said...

what a beautiful place! thanks for your visit & comment on my blog {sorry it took me so long to pop in} :)
belinda