I live in Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty region, on the East Coast of NZ and about a 10 minute drive to the Mount, one of NZ's best white- sand surf beaches.
At the end of the Mount main beach is 'Mauao (Mount Maunganui), which has a base track to walk around and really is one of the most lovely short walks (around 45mins) in New Zealand. About 900,000 people walk around Mauao every year! I walked around yesterday with my baby and had to take some pics of this stunning walk, especially for those of you in the grips of a cold winter at the moment.
Could this beach be any more beautiful?!
View from the track
Pohutakawa trees lining the track about half way around
Looking out to the Pacific
Looking back at the track
A swim in the early evening too- what a day!
And just because I like posting about crafty things too here is a pic of a project I have on the go- a baby blanket made out of knitted squares (about the limit of my knitting skills at the mo!) My mum and sister made one for my toddler so I thought I would make one for my baby. Seems funny to be showing some knitting with these summer pics but if I don't start now it'll never be ready by winter!
My knitting so far- the squares are all looking a slightly different size whoops!
My toddlers blanket- my mum got a lady at Purple Patch to stitch all the squares together and then she got a label embroidered and sewn on the blanket. A neat project for a beginner knitter don't you think?
Have a great weekend,