Monday, June 6, 2011

The Queen's Birthday weekend break

Happy Birthday Ma'am!

We escaped to a traditional Kiwi bach right on the beach at Plimmerton. No TV or Internet, basic and comfortable, just lots of good fun, kayaks and walks with the dog on the beach, and a glorious sunset. Oh and yes the traditional wet weather arrived on Sunday. Lots of piklets too.

The kids had fun on the kayaks, Josh was much happier having a ride in with mum, the good thing about the pics - you can not hear him scream!!!! And boy was he screaming! Basics of sea kayaking to learn, like paddle else tide throws you back in!, to get past surf - hit the waves full on, so they don't tilt the kayak to one side! Mum was was better at it, giving rides to both India (not so confident and happy - thanks to Josh's horror stories about Bull Sharks and tipping people out of Kayaks! Great Mate!). Saffron was much more happier and relaxed and had a great time. Josh also had a go in with mum, made mums life harder with extra weight against the tide! But a Kayak isn't big enough to have a strop in - thankfully! although Saffron shouting Shark from the beach did make him sorry for telling those stories! Ands whats with the how deep is it? hummm not deep enough for big sharks or orcas came the answer!

Mum was happy - completed a knitting project, made progress on another and finished two books! yeah!
Some serious game manners need to be learnt, strops when playing Minotaurs!

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