We stopped at One Tree Point in Whangarei on our way back home on Monday. The sky was clear, and the sun was warm. We found this staircase down to the water. I decided to take my shoes off and walk in the water. The kids followed. Lonnie stayed on shore and got photos. Many of the bays near Auckland are quite shallow. When the tide is low, you can walk far away from the shore without getting in too deep. It is perfect for toddlers. Max and Maya loved it!
It is hard to believe that we went swimming (well, the kids swam and I just walked in the water) in June. For those of you on the northern half of the earth, that is like going swimming in December. We have had some cold so far. There are nights when we run our radiant heaters all night long and we bundle up in sweaters and coats, but interspersed are amazing clear blue days that are sometimes even a little warm.