Sunday, 18 August 2019

Welcome home


I don't know if I've ever mentioned if but I was born and raised in Auckland but I consider this place, Mangawhai to be home. We first moved up in 1996 when my oldest son was 1 and over the years we've moved out and back in again.


We're pretty much settled in again and a few days ago 2 of my children and I got out once the rain cleared to enjoy a walk along our surf beach. Winter is the quietest time of the year here, it really is a holiday destination but once Summer comes it gets very busy and congested with visitors.


People are pretty good with their dogs over Winter and most use a doggy bag to pick up the poos but once in a while you get those who unfortunately just don't care and it's not nice stepping into something yucky. At the moment being August here it's feeling like there's a hint of Spring in the air.


I'm looking forward to showing my other half all of the special spots the kids and I have discovered over the years as it's his first time here, but he's enjoying it so far...

Have a good weekend :-)

8 comments:

William Kendall said...

Idyllic!

Susan Heather said...

That beach looks lovely. I know I have been to a beach in Mangawhai but not sure if it was that one. How does one get to it?

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Well yes I can see why you call the place home

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Good to know you're back from Fiji and settled again Amy. Must be lovely to be home where you grew up, it certainly looks very beautiful in Mangawhai 💙

Sharon said...

It looks so beautiful. No wonder you like it so much. What a gorgeous beach.

Bill said...

Home is beautiful, I can see why.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So you CAN go home again! And who wouldn’t want to, when home is so beautiful.

Graham Edwards said...

I've just been catching up with your posts since your Fiji holiday. Some lovely memories for me there. One of the last things I did with Pauline before leaving Northland for the last time in 2016 was to ride the train at Kawakawa. I've walked your Mangawhai beaches and they reminded me of some of the beaches here on Lewis except that they were a LOT warmer!

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