A beach picnic...

Trip Start Feb 28, 2009
Trip End Apr 12, 2009

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Castle Court Motel

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Monday, March 9, 2009

And here we are in Wellsford, the longest stop of our trip.
Wellsford itself isn't hugely interesting, but we are here to visit a friend (Chrissy, or Azhure for the people that recognise that Nanvaent forester) and see the areas around here together with her.

When we arrived at our motel, we had a care-package waiting for us from Chrissy, together with a new little friend for our trip. We named him Christopher Lambert (get it? ;)) and he gets to guard the motel-room for us :)

We arrived here on friday the 6th and on saturday we went to a BIG BIG shopping center as we were seriously lacking in summer clothes. (Yay, we have more t-shirts and shorts now! :D)

On sunday the three of us decided to head out to a nearby beach (which we would tell you the name of if we could remember any of those weird Maori names :P) to take advantage of the MUCH better weather here compared to when we were at Cathedral Cove.

The weather was ideal for a lunch on the beach, so we stopped by SubWay to get some sandwiches and drinks and headed for sun, sea and sand :D

We were actually quite grateful that there were a few clouds in the sky anyway, as when the sun was not obscured it really beat down on us and we started scurrying for the shade :P

The pictures might give a wrong impression, but the beach actually IS a long long stretch of sand where it would be wonderful to lounge around and sunbathe and go for a dip every now and then. But being the people that we are, we were instantly drawn to a side bit of the beach where there were big funky rock formations.

Scattered in and around the rocks there are very pretty and diverse shells that we went around and checked out. Chrissy seemed to be especially skilled at spotting pretty and weird shells... She even found several Paua shells.. These are (once polished) very colourful shells that are often used in jewelry here in New Zealand.

The rocks themselves are also very cool, as they are eroded in quite unusual ways. As we didn't have our tripod back yet at this point, we couldn't take any close-up pictures of the weird rock features or the pretty tiny shells scattered everywhere there. (The mini mussels that were clinging to some of the rocks would also have made a very nice close-up picture.)

All in all a very nice place to sit down, enjoy the scenery and have a little lunch :)

And if surfing is your thing, this bit of water seems quite popular for that. We were the only people there WITHOUT a surfboard :P (We even saw a 7 year old getting surfing lessons from his dad. (Being much better than we would ever be of course :P))
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josastridandco. on

Slapen jullie nou nooit?
Het is 20 voor 2 's nachts.

bluejeans on

who is this strange Chrissy-person and is she related to Laaaaaaaaaaambert ? :P :D

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