Bethells Beach, Auckland

For the last little while I’ve been a little too ferocious with my To Do lists (because when I write them, I feel compelled to implement them). So I haven’t been able to enjoy any beach trips recently… besides, it’s super windy this spring. Sandblasted eyeballs anyone? No thanks!

Fortunately I have a stash of gorgeous beach photos saved on my trusty computer to enjoy. It means I can share a ‘virtual’ beach break with you – minus the sandblasting! πŸ˜‰

This is a photo I took winter last year at Bethells Beach. That’s on the west coast of Auckland, where there’s black volcanic sand and big crashing waves… it’s gorgeously atmospheric!

Bethells Beach on Auckland's west coast has volcanic black sand... it's gorgeously moody and atmospheric.

Bethells Beach on Auckland’s west coast has volcanic black sand… it’s gorgeously moody and atmospheric.

 

This is exactly how the photo came out of the camera (all I did was add my signature and the black frame)… it really did look like that. *sigh!*

Must add to my To Do list: go to a beach! πŸ˜‰

Till next time,

Love,

Andrea x

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Cheltenham Beach, Auckland

I had a serious case of cabin fever over the weekend. The cure: a walk on a pretty beach, of course!

My man, my dog and I went to Cheltenham Beach on Auckland’s North Shore. It’s a quiet, suburban beach – no cafes or other distractions here.

Best of all, the sun shone and the east coast beach was sheltered from the howling nor-westerly.

Cheltenham Beach on Auckland's North Shore is a quiet, suburban beach.

Cheltenham Beach on Auckland’s North Shore is a quiet, suburban beach.

 

This might be one of our last daytime beach walks for a while (with the dog): over summer, dogs are banned from most Auckland beaches during the daytime. You can take them in the morning and evening – but who wants to sit in traffic to go to the beach? Not me! I’d rather walk locally in summer. πŸ™‚

Till next time,

Love,

Andrea x

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