Sunday, February 18, 2007
More BOP Beaches.
The spell of beautiful weather is continuing in the Bay of Plenty, so as it was Sunday, the day I try and take an extra long walk, I asked DH to choose a place to go that he would come along too.
We drove Northwest for about 30 minutes till we came to Bowentown and Waihi Beaches. We climbed to the top of the hill overlooking Bowentown beach, some of the track had some shade luckily. ( the walk took almost an hour )The photos show the various views on the way up and we laughed when we saw that some kind person had placed a lone chair at the highest point facing out to sea. One photo shows the view looking towards Waihi, another shows it looking back towards Tauranga. If you look over Matakana Island (it is a long island, has a strip of white sand infront of pine trees) you will see Mt. Maunganui ( of my last post ) in the distance and Karewa Island out in the sea. Rather spectacular scenery.
After our walk we spread out on a quilt in the shade of a Pohutukawa tree and DH read and I stitched for another hour. The peace and tranquility didn't last as the spot became busy and some chap in a bus thought he should run his noisy generator to make himself a cuppa and a family with several kids and a dog named Oscar parked right beside us.
We headed off to a cafe at Waihi Beach and had a pleasant lunch, before making our way home. We have blobbed since then as the temp is hovering at 30 degrees ( that's 84 f), reading and watching NZ cricket on TV. ( Glad we aren't working today! )