Saturday, May 11, 2013

Day of the Dead

Today Ruby took part in the Spookers Run for Your Freakin' Life race. Honestly, I didn't really know how revolting it would be, and I'm not talking about the zombies. Mud, mud, mud. Some kids pulled out before it began. Some kids cried and screamed the whole way through. But Ruby's not a screamer or a cry baby; she just wanted to get to the end without losing all of her four tags which was the aim.

Luckily there was a big fire hose and water slide at the end to wash some of the gunk off. 

She had a blast and finished a happy but cold and tired. She is now sleeping peacefully. Eadie has said that she wants to do it next year – Yyaaay!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Return to Flaxmill Bay

We've just come back from a week at Flaxmill Bay on the Corormandel Peninsula. Actually, it was a day short of a week as the weather started to pack in we decided to come home and have a day getting organised before going back to school on Monday.

The trip started with a slight hitch when we discovered we had a flat tyre. At least we found out before we got on the motorway.

We stayed in this dinky little motel which is a hop, skip and a jump from the beach. We lasted six nights without killing each other, but we did come close at times.

The view is spectacular and the water was crystal clear. It would be just like the Mediterranean if it were a few degrees warmer! 

Lonely Bay was a short walk away...

And we finally made it to Cathedral Cove this visit. Swimming around from cave to cave. It's every bit as beautiful as it looks.