31 May 2009

Weekend in Whitianga

Well, so much for retirement, no time to keep all of my blogs going! Catching up now.

Back in March I went away with the Card Girls (so called because we've been playing cards for over 40 years) for a rest & relaxation weekend. We do it once a year and this year we went to Wharekaho Beach probably better known as Simpson's Beach just a few minutes the other side of Whitianga.

The weather wasn't the best that weekend but as usual we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We stayed at a wonderful bed & breakfast run by Diana & Gordon Barnaby called On The Beach and it was, literally!


  This was the view from the lounge when we arrived.


That night we went to the local RSA for dinner and had a lovely hot spa before bedtime.


Next morning dawned bright & sunny, for awhile!


After breakfast we went into Whitianga township for a spot of shopping & walking along the waterfront - until it started raining again! We then decided to catch the boat to have lunch at Ferry Landing.


I had the most yummy whitebait fritters for lunch and completely forgot to take a photo of them!  Not that much to see at Ferry Landing but this pretty little cemetery caught my eye.


And here we are on our way home again.


Notice how I very artfully never have to be in the photo!  One of the girls took the plunge when we arrived home, the rest of us were too pooped!


That night Diana & Gordon had cooked a wonderful roast dinner for us. Sunday we stopped for lunch on the way home and that was our weekend finished for another year.



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Next stop Whenuapai Air Show......


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