On Wednesday I had an unexpected day off work and I had a bad case of cabin fever and needed to take the kids somewhere different for a walk. As it wasn't too hot and there was a nice breeze blowing I decided we'd go do the forest/dunes/beach walk about 40 minutes from home. But then I couldn't find anyone to come with us! I hadn't taken the kids for a walk anywhere without moral support before and was a bit nervous about it but thought we'd go anyway.
We had a great afternoon and apart from the sand being too hot for Frankie's delicate feet (lol) we didn't have any problems. I'd thought being between Christmas and New Year there might not be many people at the beach but I was totally wrong! Luckily where we came out from the dunes onto the beach was between 2 groups of people and cars and the kids didn't put a foot wrong. Beryl really enjoyed frolicking in the sea and Frankie came in enough to cool his feet off. I couldn't take any photos of them in the sea as Beryl was splashing too much water around but I did get some good photos of her in the dunes on the way back to the car.
|Frankie didn't stand still long enough to get a photo!|
|Oh yeah, this is my kinda place!|
|Tasting the wind|
|Desert Dog ... shame about the missing feet, duh!!|
It's New Years Day here in New Zealand and we'd like to wish everyone and their families a wonderful 2011. 2010 seemed to have been full of disasters and tragedies around the world and although I wasn't personally affected by any it really is about time we had plenty of good stuff happening. Take care, Sue, Frankie and Beryl