Yesterday I spent the day making the most of the good weather catching up on all the washing I had neglected to do over the weekend. I also spent a bit of time in the garden, dead heading, watering, and of course taking photos.
The last of my Tulips and other colourful flowers.
Little Ms Coral found a nice spot in the garden to rest.
How I love Poppies,
and I have never had Orange ones before.
Today Jak decided he wanted to go for a surf before his hand gets operated on next week, as he knows he won't be getting in the ocean for a few months after that. So when I got home from work he loaded his board and wetsuit into the car, and ME!!
I had forgotten about the walk down hill to get to this part of the beach at Raglan, but it is totally worth it, I mean look at the beauty!!
The beach looks abandoned but trust me it wasn't. School kids are on holiday at the moment and that with the added bonus of a lovely 19* day today there were plenty of people enjoying the beach, and in the ocean. My feet got wet and that was more than enough for me, not warm enough for anything more than that!
The surf was small I guess but Jak had plenty of fun on his long board, just like the others out there having a wee play in the waves. So hard keeping track of him as once out in the water, they all look the same!!
This gorgeous boy was hanging out on the edge of the beach near me, barking and whinging at his owner who was out surfing. So cute, running in and out of the waves, but also quite enjoying stopping next to me for an ear rub or two.
Even Jak was welcomed ashore when he had finished playing in the water.
Jaks shadow made for an interesting photo and he even obligingly stood still for me! I think I need new jandals for summer, mine are looking tired!!
Then we started the climb back up the hill to the car park.
I had seriously forgotten how steep this is,
so stopping to take photos made me look artistic not unfit!!
The view from the car park isn't too bad!
Did I mention we have Daylight savings happening now? Our clocks went forward an hour on Sunday so our evenings are longer and Summer really is getting closer by the minute. This was taken at 5:00pm, I love Daylight savings.
Before we went home we drove round to Whale Bay, where you walk in between some very nice homes to get to the surf, no beach here, but spectacular views for ever!
We sat on the bank above the rocks in the sun and watched a couple of guys surfing then decided that at 5:30pm we should seriously consider heading back into town and be on our merry way home for our dinner. The best part is that we can visit the beach when ever we want to as it is such a short drive from Hamilton to Raglan. We are very lucky.
Good bye Raglan, don't fret, we will be back!!
Fabulous cloudy skies!!!
Past plowed fields towards home.
Why would I want to work full time when with part time hours I can sneak off to the beach whenever the urge strikes me. Oh and this is what I wore today, and to the beach as well except the shoes got traded for my old faithful jandals. In true Goody I flipped the bird at any silly notion of taking on full time employment!!