Piha and Mission Bay
Trip Start Aug 20, 2009
105Trip End Ongoing
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It was an ideal opportunity to blow the cobwebs away and gave Jeff and I a chance to chat while the children played. The children loved the black sand and got well and truely covered in the stuff! They found a little rock overhang and decided it was a little cave for them to live in.....of course we had to visit!
After a couple of hours here we headed back towards the city, with some decisions made - we now know that the west coast is where we want to live
Sunday was a beautiful day, the sun was so strong. It's amazing how the sunshine can make you feel so much better :-)
We spent some time at Mission Beach with everyone else who had come out to enjoy the sun. The area is in the city and is about 15 minutes from where we are staying. Once again the children had a great time playing in the sand and water, while we chatted and enjoyed the fantastic views of Rangitoto. We also had great fish/prawns and chips from the Fish Pot Cafe - good stuff :-)
Lucy and Daniel were then very pleased to see the return of Emily and Issy, who had been away for the weekend in the Coromandel.