This is what it's all about!
Early today along with my SNL Em, our kids and a friend of Bell's, we packed up our cars with towels, sunscreen and enough food to feed an army and did a very short roadie up the coast..........only about 15 minutes from town.
This is the East Coast of NZ. Even on a warm sunny spring day (or indeed during summer) you can be the only ones on "your own" stretch of beach.
We had such a great time. Splodging in the water, sandcastle making, rock pooling and eating, lots of eating. I love a picnic.
We headed home in the afternoon, kids sandy and tired but excited and happy.
We plan on doing it again very very soon...........