Friday, 26 August 2011

Is this really an Auckland Winters Day.

Today we were feeling a great deal better after getting a good nights kip last night. We had been willing ourselves to stay awake all yesterday afternoon but by 7pm Dot couldn’t keep her eyes open any longer and I followed about an hour later.

Pt Chevalier beach on a beautiful August afternoon.Pt Chevalier Beach on a beautiful August afternoon.Pt Chevalier beach on a beautiful August afternoon.Just a hop step and jump down from the car park.

When we awoke we found the place surrounded in thick mist with visibility only about 200 yards but by about 9am the sun had broken through and we have had a glorious day. It was too nice a day to stay home so we headed off to Point Chevalier Beach where Mary knew of a nice little cafe. There we had lunch in the sun before strolling down to the beach where we had a brilliant view of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and Rangitoto Island beyond. Todays weather has been better than we experienced during June and July back in the UK.

Henderson across from Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier.Henderson across from Coyle Park, Point Chevalier.Derek & Dot at Coyle Park with the Auckland Harbour bridge as a back drop. Rangitoto Island beyond the bridge.Taken  at Coyle Park with the Auckland Harbour Bridge as a back drop. Rangitoto Island is beyond the bridge.

4 comments:

Nb Caxton said...

My goodness, it seems strange that you guys are now on the other side of the world...
Lesley

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Lesley,
I can assure you we are. How's the camping going?

Pip - nb Windsong said...

Missing you already!! Your Auckland winter's day is a damn sight better than our UK summers day - it's hissed it down all day today and I had a fleece and a waterproof on when I walked Cassie.
Pip & Roger xxx

Derek and Dot said...

Hi Pip and Roger
Shows we are in the right country now, even if it is winter.