Friday, August 29, 2008

Life's a Beach!

Yesterday was our first visit to a NZ beach! It's still technically winter here, but the sun was shining, and it was a great day for a walk along a beautiful black sand beach. It's a 20 minute drive away from our place, so we can see ourselves spending a lot of time here in the future (i.e., SUMMER!).

In the following picture, I'm donning my latest and greatest NZ purchase: a HAT. I love hats. It has the silver fern on it which is a national symbol (& also part of our new blog layout).

This is a "winter beach walk" shot. Tune in in a couple of month for the SUMMER VERSION!!

This was the view when we turned around and started walking back:

Apparently there's a white sand beach 20 minutes from our place in the other direction. Next time we'll have to check that one out!


Carlynne said...

Yeah! Bring back the hat!!! Makes me think of the good old U of L days!

Dave @ The BRG Blog said...

Kind of looks like Northern California. Nice.

Shelley said...

beautiful pictures! Make sure you get to Raglan (west coast). it's the most beautiful beach and coastline in the whole wide world!!!!! (also location of the moving "endless summer")

Shelley said...

oops..i meant to say the "movie"..not "moving". heh!

shareen said...

I like the fern hat...funny how us G-girls like to wear hats so much, eh? Or has Carlynne outgrown that? Regardless, we're still on the bandwagon.

Lowell & Julie said...

Ah, the hat. Do you think we perhaps abused the hat-wearing privilege during our Uni days Carlynne? NAH. We did it b/c we COULD. Now the hat is NOVEL because apparently professionals don't wear them!

Shar- the hat will NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE for me (how else do you hide greasy hair & a nasty hairline?)

Shelly- we looked up the beach you mentioned and it's about 2.5 hours away. We'll definitely make that trip on some weekend!

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