My Day Off in the Sun

I have managed to accumulate a bit of annual leave and as I don’t have any big training projects on at the moment I decided to take a couple of days off.  It feels like it’s been raining forever lately so I couldn’t believe my luck when the weather forecast came true and the very first day of my extra long weekend was a beautiful warm sunny and cloudless day.

A friend of mine also had the day off so we spent it together visiting a couple of the beaches I used to hang out at in the weekends when I was growing up.  I had a great time photographing the scenery and retelling tales of my youth.

First stop was Mairangi Bay where we also enjoyed lunch in a lovely little cafe located in the Gables – a building the architect my Mum worked with designed and worked in.

There was a bunch of retired folk setting out on a walk around the rocks which my friend thought was cool – aparently people don’t get out quite so much where she comes from.

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Next stop was the bay I spent most summer weekends sunbathing and swimming at: Campbells Bay, which is also the name of the primary school I went to.

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From there we headed round to Castor Bay and up to Forrest Hill to enjoy the view of the city.

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Next we drove through Milford and stopped to walk along the “Golden Mile”.

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Our last stop was Lake Pupuke where the lakeside cafe was still open so we could enjoy a great cup of coffee.

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Thank you Barbara for a really lovely day.

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One comment

  1. Anonymous · August 26, 2014

    A fabulous day with a fabulous friend

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