Monday, 18 January 2010

Nine bays in a day, hey?


The Sanvicens' Kiwi summer is ticking along nicely, so I thought I'd send out another update of a recent day trip to Auckland's East Bays...

A few weeks ago we had to go over to a place near Long Bay to pick up a mah jong set (we are obsessed, see). And not wanting to miss out on any of the nearby action, we decided to drive back along the coast via nine beautiful bays.


I am digging how beach centred life is in New Zealand. In fact, we just got back from a beach front dinner of Chinese take-out, L&P and a bottle of Pinot Gris, chased by a civilised game of P├ętanque. I can't decide if I prefer this to dinner from Tesco in a cold and cramped flat in London or not. Close call.

The above volcano is Rangitoto by the way. What a great name... And an iconic boat found in bay seven I believe.


Have I mentioned that the sun here is brutal? And not in a good way either. It's like it's tasked with dishing out skin cancer or at the very least, deep red burns. You can identify who the smart people are at the beach at mid-day - they're in the shade.

Anyway, I didn't get a picture of every bay, but I thought this would be a good taster.

Have I tempted anyone to come out and visit us yet? That's really my intention. We're here till June you know. And we'll give you free sunscreen...

7 comments:

Matt and Joey said...

Hey! Avonlea's on your "things I'm obsessing about"! How sweet!

I also received the ADORABLE onesies from kiwiland. I think I'll be taking that angel one to our family photo shoot to have it immortalized. :) Is there an address where I can send you our birth announcement and thank you card??

Matt and Joey said...

Till June! I hadn't realized. Oh, how I would love to come visit you in NZ. *sigh* All our friends from the BMW Oracle campaign are there as well right now. Oh well, rainy Seattle has great coffee to tide me over at least.

You lucky girl, getting back-to-back summers! Enjoy the southern hemi while it's hot and gorgeous and then come see us when it's stunning here. Good planning.

alisha said...

Hey Joey, so glad you got the angel suit. :) Can't wait to see you and meet Avonlea in June!

Jenny said...

free sunscreen? we're in! now is there a cruise that goes down to new zealand from seattle?

i'm getting a little something in the mail to you today! should i email joey with your address? ;)

Nadine said...

Beautiful photos!!

Matt and I would LOVE to come visit you guys! We'll assess our funds after Japan and if we can find cheap flights, we'll be there!

La Dolce Vita said...

I really miss summer! Beautiful beaches!!!! :)

Jess Fouche said...

Beautiful!! I'm so glad you guys are getting this time together in such a gorgeous place!

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