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! )

7 comments:

joyce said...

Sigh. Here the wind chill is -28 and we are 3000 miles from the nearest beach. It looks beautiful over there.

Molly said...

Sounds like an idyllic Sunday....Wish I were there...such beautiful beaches!

meggie said...

You really are making me homesick. I remember all those places from my younger days. Beauty we took for granted then.
Glad you are getting some nice weather- it can sometimes have a chill wind off that sea!

Helen said...

It is so good to see that the beaches haven't all been built out (yet?). I remember a very lovely day I had at Bowentown beach. My mother and stepfather lived in Omokoroa for about 20 years.

Ali Honey said...

I'm pleased to know that some of you ( Helen, Meggie ) have visited theses lovely spots in the BOP.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Now we're not talking about the cricket at the moment....

anne bebbington said...

But we are ......tee hee!

Joking apart those views are fabulous and that weather seems a long way off in the UK at present (sighhhhh!)