Our extended family has owned a bach (holiday home up north - called a crib down south) at Karekare on Auckland's west coast for decades. Karekare is a black sand beach and is patrolled by a surf life saving club for part of the year. It is a bit of a walk to get to the actual beach. The only things at Karekare (apart from a few baches) are the surf life club and a toilet block. There are loads of bushwalks everywhere. You can drive over to Piha to their surf club or the RSA for dinner, but really it is bring everything in for the days you stay there.
I've just spent a few lovely days here. We have an old tv for dvd viewing only and there is zero wifi, so it is perfect for total relaxation. it is pretty dead quiet, with the odd car driving down the road (which is windy and horrible and I usually always get carsick on the way out. yes it is only a 4 minute drive to the top of the hill, and only a 45 minute drive from home, but I h-a-t-e the drive. it puts me off going out there a lot!).
Lots of knitting, reading, talking, eating, writing took place and that really was all the excitement that happened for 3 days. Bliss. A few more days of freedom. Things have already happened at school which aren't fab :( . My university course work has arrived a month early too, so I guess I should get a good month early head start...
How wonderful to have such a great place to get away to! It is in a beautiful place, despite the drive you must love it when you get there!ReplyDelete
Kimberly how beautiful! I can understand the drive might be horrible but it must be worth it! Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete