June 22nd, 2009winter Saturday

The weather still continues charming.

Mount - Picnic

On Saturday we went round the Mount (well us guys did an original route over/around). The we had a picnic at the base.

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June 2nd, 2009winter begins

fam-ohope-jun09

Monday was a holiday, and the first day of winter. We headed south on a beach crawl. The weather was awesome.

This photo was on the headland at Whakatane, looking south along Ohope and on to Opotiki.

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March 2nd, 2009the great fish temple

the great fish temple

We spent an afternoon and evening at the beach with the Brauchlis last week.

You can kind of see the influence of artists on our castle. ;)

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March 2nd, 20093 blokes

3 blokes

Sunday night a week ago (yes I’ve been slack). (This week the waves were bigger… too big for some people.)

Most people had wandered off down the beach, but the real men stayed and dealt with the rest of the meal.

February 14th, 2009sand castle

Yesterday we rocked up on the beach at 4 o’clock and decided to build a sand castle. Then we decided to defend it from the tide.

Here’s how it went down.

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Yesterday we went down to Pilot Bay and sailed throught the port area. The the rest of the team brought lunch down to the bay.

The tide and wind were favourable, so the others sailed the boat home and I picked them up from Te Puna.

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February 10th, 2009sunday night

Most Sunday nights during daylight saving, we can be found having a picnic at the beach or at the harbour after Church. This Sunday we stayed rather late eating Double Chocolate Mud Cakes which Michaela had made. :)

Dad wanted us out the way of the harbour lights. ;)

January 26th, 2009at the church picnic

at the church picnic

January 1st, 2009new year’s day

new year's day

We hadn’t sailed since last year… oh, wait, since yesterday.

Oh well, we went sailing again today. Sailed to a private beach on an island for lunch. (The Thornes paddled there on their kayaks, and with someone else’s… maybe I shouldn’t say that bit.)

We thought the day was alright.

Happy New Year!

November 17th, 2008island picnic

island picnic

Through a set of circumstances (that were entirely unforeseen at breakfast time) we were sailing to Motuhoa Island for dinner on Friday night.

We had a great sail in ten 10-15kts of breeze.

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