Monday, July 16, 2018
Return to Waihi beach
Many years ago when I was little my parents took me and my siblings to different places for holidays. They didn't have much money back then so things were always done on a budget.
One place I remember them taking us to was Waihi Beach. At the time this would've been at least a few hours travelling time and when you're a kid things always seem longer than what they really were.
On our way up north this morning we detoured out to this spot, about 10 minutes off the main highway just out of Tauranga so I could see how it looked now.
And funnily enough from my memories back then it really didn't look any different. The main township has grown somewhat with retired people moving there and building holiday homes etc what the beach was still the same.
Winter time is when no one is usually around and it's the best time to visit. This is one place that looks wild and windswept - untouched.
The local surf club - looks like it is also a cafe when it's open. Interestingly enough when my daughter and I walked past we noticed sandbags stacked up against the downstairs doors outside - meaning that they must've had quite alot of rain in the last couple of days.
Very windy pathway to the beach. There has been a king tide since yesterday so the waves have been higher and rougher than usual.
At this time of morning it was still very foggy so quite hard to take decent photos of the beach - but at least the sun was shining :-)
Linking up with Our World Tuesday.