(observational notes of exquisitely ordinary moments) something to read i’ve got a pile of books sitting next to me that i am partway through, or have yet to begin. i do this a lot – buy books, then leave them sitting around in heaps until i’m good and ready to read them. the pile i’m […]
today we hauled our kayaks into the ocean and did a short paddle from mawhitipana bay (palm beach) to onetangi. it was a beautifully sunny day, but the wind got up making whitecaps in the water as we were heading around thompson’s point. so… after spending some time exploring the remarkably clear waters around opopoto […]
…being on and under the water + kayaking around the bays near the beach closest to home + scouting for overnight campsites for next summer + finishing up with a swim in the (still) gloriously warm and clear water at palm beach
Maybe happiness didn’t have to be about the big sweeping circumstances, about having everything in your life in place. Maybe it was about stringing together a bunch of small pleasures. – Ann Brashares
+++ down the end of a little dead end road on waiheke is the sea scouts building. set in its own little bay with enticingly clear water and views back towards auckland city, this boat house on the bay feels like something really magical.