Yesterday we went to Muriwai for a look at the beach. There's usually lots of surfers at Muriwai, and the surf life saving guards were on duty yesterday. There can be dangerous rips at the west coast beaches so we didn't swim there.
|Muriwai Beach on Auckland's west coast|
|How did my 14 year old get to be taller than my husband?|
|swim between the flags|
The sand on the west coast beaches is black, not white. It contains iron ore and it is turned into steel at a local smelter. You can read more about the process here if you are interested. The black sand gets very hot in summer and you almost need to wear shoes or jandals (flip flops) to walk on it.
Of course I spent a lot of time sewing on my holiday, and I'll do another blog post about what I've been up to tomorrow. Here's just a sneak peak of my Christmas cushion which mum made up for me while we were at the beach yesterday. I love the back almost as much as the front!
|the front - made by me prior to Christmas|
|the back - made by mum yesterday.|
Unfortunately I couldn't blog while we were away because my dad's computer died the week before we went to Auckland. I tried to keep up with other people's blogs via Bloglovin, but I couldn't comment easily with just an iPad. I'll be trying to catch up with everyone else's news over the next few days.