The weather has been all over the place lately, warm one day, cold the next, sunny one minute, followed by that heavy 'straight down' rain that soaks everything in it's path. Today was beautiful though, just like a summers day, and it's only October. (Only October, that sounds so strange, we should, in my mind at least, be well into Autumn by now.)
It was so beautiful this morning, that after I'd dropped the boys of at school and Lena at daycare, I decided to go for a bit of a drive. As I was already in Port Chalmers, I decided to keep going and head out to Aramoana. It may be famous for all of the wrong reasons, and have a very sad past, but there is something just lovely about the beach there. I like the drive along the road too, past all of those little bays, and in the morning sunshine, the whole area looked magnificent, it was the open sea and beach we were really heading towards though.
I've driven there a few times over the winter months, but always wimped out of going for more than a quick walk, especially when I've had children to drag along with me. This morning though it was far too nice to pass up the chance, so although the tide was rather high, we went for a lovely walk along by the sea.
Anja was a little concerned by the sea, "the water's coming to get me Mummy. It's going to get my feet." Other than that she loved being there and getting down onto the beach. We had the whole beach to ourselves, apart from a few sea birds, who obviously had far more right to be there than we did.
It might be another warm day tomorrow, but at this time of the year it's just as likely to be snowing in the morning. Either way today was a lovely warm day, and we made the most of it.