Again we have been blessed by stunning weather. The Lakes are simply beautiful and an ideal place to kick back and relax. We were accompanied on this leg of our journey by our good friends Len and Sharon Kilgour from Red Beach in Auckland. Rod has known Len for about 30 years from when they were in the same Ten Pin bowling team in West Auckland. Len and Sharon came along in their caravan and we were able to park up together at the Lakes.
We took a day trip yesterday to a small west coast beach called Omamari. It was about 8km from the Lakes and an ideal place to fish. Rod took his kite fishing gear with us and we were rewarded with a good size kahawai, a snapper and a gurnard. We had the snapper and the gurnard for dinner last night and Rod smoked the kahawai. The smoked kahawai is now in the freezer awaiting a fish pie bake off.
I have got to admit this life style is wonderful. Sitting around with friends at the end of the day, in the sun or under the awning, having a quiet one or two and discussing where the world is going wrong, is no better way to relax.
Len and Sharon return home tomorrow and we are heading further north. Right now we are not quite sure where we will stop but maybe around Omapere or Opononi. If Rod finds another ‘likely beach’ on the way I guess the kite will be sent up to do its job and it may end up an overnighter wherever that may be.
For a couple more shots of the Lakes click HERE
We will update the blog and ‘Location’ page once we reach our destination.