This is how we spent most of our Christmas week in the Coromandel. Water was involved as much as possible! The Mr’s loved being in the warm water – we loved the choice of beaches!
On this particular day we had taken the kayak around the eastern side and stopped at Tairua. In so many ways it was our kind of place. Lovely little harbour, great playground on the shore, and a lovely cafe right on the shores. Bliss!
I love the summer time – the heat brings on the laziness that is usually lurking close by anyway! The simple meals, the sheer joy of being in water to cool down, thirst quenching watermelon straight out of the fridge…. it’s all good!
I do laugh at how things have changed since I was the same age as the Mr’s. Where we used to be let out of the car to swim in our knickers – having not been restrained in car seats to begin with! No time was spent smearing ourselves with sunscreen, definitely no rash tops or sun hats. If we were lucky Mum or Dad had remembered to pack a sun umbrealla – more often it was the shade of a tree we’d need to resort to. Sounds so neglectful now doesn’t it??! But we loved the summer even back then.
I have high hopes of 08 being a long and hot one – with plenty of watermelon and lemonade popsicles to see us through. 🙂