First time back for 3 years, just as summer was getting a full head of steam up and with two weddings to attend in January, it was good to be home. The tricky bit was managing to juggle one of the Great Walks, two working weeks and plenty of catch-ups, I think I managed ok. […]
Admittedly Sardinia hasn’t really been on my radar in terms of places in Europe to visit, but after looking into somewhere to go for one of the May bank holidays Sardinia seemed like a strong choice. It’s got beautiful white sand beaches and glorious seafood with the italian touch.
I’d only been as far north as Madrid in Spain and in an effort to get the last out of summer, a long weekend in San Sebastian with a crew of 8 beckoned. It’s known for its two spectacular beaches, crazy good seafood and a great night out on the town. For us, it delivered on all three.
With our party of four reduced to two, we slowed down a little – swapping big city excitement for mooching around the beach. Cape Cod was incredible, but we had to swing by Boston for a history lesson before we flew home.
A mid-winter weekend away at Whangamata on the Coromandel which felt more like spring than deep July winter.
A day at Tawharanui beach with some decent swell, 90 minutes drive north of Auckland. My favourite beach in New Zealand, there was some nice swell on the east coast so headed out with surfboards (and inflatable rafts) to get some. Whoever said you can’t swim in late April?
Some photos from the Auckland Half Ironman on Auckland’s Pohutukawa Coast between Maraetei and Kawakawa Bay.