Archive for May, 2012

Granny’s Bay

A few weeks ago some lovely friends of ours offered to take Emily on a long bike ride.  Whilst she was gone, we decided to go for a walk with Lucy and headed a little North walking from the end of Long Bay up the cliff path.  There’s a lovely walk through a shaded boardwalk which winds through trees and ferns and all sorts of different vegetation.  Eventually you emerge onto a cliff path and then descend down to a small rocky beach  called Granny’s Bay!  There was a lovely big fallen tree to sit on for lunch and fantastic rock pools and amazing rock formations to explore.  Lucy is so at home on the rocks, she loves wandering across looking for crabs and starfish.

Eventually we wandered back and, as it was low tide, we walked over the rocks to the north end of Long Bay beach and wandered back to the car.

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Mummy’s Weekend Off

So it’s that time of year again for the annual mothers migration from the North Shore to Waiheke island.  So what does a dad do with his two lovely girls?

Sunday was mostly baking and pie making, but Saturday we made a trip out to the West coast with some lovely friends.  Despite being the end of Autumn turning into Winter, we were blessed with stunning sunny weather.  The kids mostly ran, jumped and generally haired around the beach like usual and didn’t seem to worry about their dwindling layers of clothes (removed as they got progressively wetter and wetter!)

It was a fab photography day thanks to the bright light, strong contrast, stunning location and brilliant subjects!

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