Well folks, this is where we have been holding up for the last week. It's been a real hard week, I hope you can all cope with the following pics! lol! The camp ground is right on the beach front at Gisborne, called Waikanae Beach. When we arrived there were very few people, young couples touring NZ on their big OE, or elderly retired couples in camper vans. This of course meant there was oodles of hot water in the shower block!
The camp ground is owned and managed by the City Council and it is always lovely and tidy with clean kitchens and toilet blocks.
This is the view from our tent. If you peer thru the hedge you get to see what the sea is doing. We picked this spot because there was a huge tree which meant a little shade during some part of the day!
I just lay in the shade, a slight breeze, the sound of small waves lapping the sand, and looked up for a few minutes before dozing off in a contented sort of blissful way.....
There was quite a lot of this....... coffee, the smooth rich velvetyness ....umm is there such a word? (anyway, one can't live on water alone!!)
.....and of course I did manage to schedule into my hectic days a little shopping! Don't you think our camp table looks so much the more homely with that lovely doily I picked up in the red cross op shop? (I did make something yummy purchases, but more on that later).
Then it was back to the beach and a little of Ngaio Marsh, the excellent New Zealand author. Nothing like a good crime/detective novel to fill in the days!
Please note I have deliberately avoided showing you any pics of me in a bathing cossie, pics of me lolling round in the water doing impersonations of a beached whale, or any incriminating pics of me shoveling fish and chips into my mouth! lol!