The North Sea close the the Hague might get a bit of a decent surf up on some stormy days but since it’s all consists of sand, real “crashing” of waves as in the sights and sounds you get whilst standing on a rocky beach are impossible to find.
Here on the Kaikoura coast the foul weather has been left behind in Cook Straight and we are enjoying blissful sunshine and a very warm day.
(We learn later that our friends in Wainuiamata endured several days more of torrential downpour and high winds whereas here in the South Island the weather had been not only picture perfect for weeks but continued to be so for the week following too).
As is customary when travelling with kids in cars, the inevitable little voice in the back seat piping up “I really need to pee pee” means parents begin scouring the road for suitable rest stops or at the very least suitable bushes or trees to pull over at. Luckily a small bay with a grove of long grass and easy off road parking appeared around the second corner so we pulled in and Little Mr. removed himself from the van in great haste and quickly made for the tall grass cover to relieve himself.
Kiwi Daughter and I have been doing really well with the arm bands but the stop is still a welcome break from being in motion, especially after the Ferry so when she asks if she can step out and get some fresh air I suggest we all do.
Once again I’m interested in trying to catch some waves… not on a surfboard of course, but with the camera.
During this drive we were on the lookout for the baby seal ‘creche” at Ohau point (the one we missed on the trip north) which I figured couldn’t be too much further down the coast… I was right and between each of these two beach stops I managed to get some good “wave study” photos for my arty album.