Piha and Mission Bay

Trip Start Aug 20, 2009
Trip End Ongoing

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Our first proper weekend in Auckland was very busy.  We spent Saturday morning and early afternoon looking at rentals and property to buy with not a lot of success and then ended up spending the rest of Saturday at Piha beach on the west coast.  Such a beautiful and wild beach - just wish it had been a little warmer!

It was an ideal opportunity to blow the cobwebs away and gave Jeff and I a chance to chat while the children played.  The children loved the black sand and got well and truely covered in the stuff!  They found a little rock overhang and decided it was a little cave for them to live in.....of course we had to visit!

After a couple of hours here we headed back towards the city, with some decisions made - we now know that the west coast is where we want to live.  Quite a big decision made really, as it now means we can concentrate on this area, rather than rushing around here and there, looking at this area, and that area!

Sunday was a beautiful day, the sun was so strong.  It's amazing how the sunshine can make you feel so much better :-)

We spent some time at Mission Beach with everyone else who had come out to enjoy the sun.  The area is in the city and is about 15 minutes from where we are staying.  Once again the children had a great time playing in the sand and water, while we chatted and enjoyed the fantastic views of Rangitoto.  We also had great fish/prawns and chips from the Fish Pot Cafe - good stuff :-)

Lucy and Daniel were then very pleased to see the return of Emily and Issy, who had been away for the weekend in the Coromandel.
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joparky on

Re: at last !!
Good to hear from you :-) Hope you guys are ok and your plans are coming together.

Posting on the blog has slowed down a bit, but everytime we have photos or have done something interesting/exciting we will continue to upload them.

We are all fine and seem to be enjoying ourselves most of the time. The sun is shining again today so that makes me feel better. The kids are having a great time with their two friends - we will see how they are after we move into our motel tomorrow evening.

Today we are going to be out and about looking at houses/plots and then tomorrow we are heading for the beach again after looking at a motorbike which Jeff is thinking about buying.

So far all is good :-)

Love to you all and please keep in touch.

Jo, Jeff, Lucy and Dan xxxx

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