In Auckland we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. There are so many wonderful beaches - from the rough and wild, surfer paradise, family friendly swimming and - rumour tells me - there many even be a nudie beach or two.
|If you look closely you can see the Pohutakawa |
starting to flower... A sign Christmas is coming
|Walking down to the beach - such a|
|Looking out to Rangitoto|
There are over 100 beaches accessible from the Auckland CBD - and that does not count those that are a longer drive. I appreciate that Auckland's called the City of Sails but it could just as easily be the City of Beaches.
|Exploring Rock Pools|
It is such a long wide expanse of a beach, that its a lovely way to clear out the muddle in our minds, and lift off the stresses of the day - or in our case, the week.
I really enjoyed our walk on the beach - Squirt had a fabulous time collecting shells, writing in the sand and paddling in the water. It has been such a full on week for us all, that it was a pure pleasure to chill and blow out the cobwebs.
Of particular note was the fact that it was cloudy and overcast, but hot and humid. The clouds were gorgeous - shame my photos don't do them justice. You can see the sky is desperate to unleash the rain in the clouds, but still - they wait. The threaten of rain was just that - a threat.
We are all looking forward to exploring more of Auckland's spectacular beaches during the summer period - so watch this space as I show you more of why this city is just so amazing - and all on our doorstep (this beach is 12 minutes from home).
|One of the cool things about exploring the beach and rock formations is that if you|
take a close up you could be mistaken to think it was some grand canyon somewhere
when in fact, its just a close up of the rocks!!