5 May 12
After our motel stay, we now feel refreshed enough to spend a bit of time camping in the wild. Or the not-so-wild. In New Zealand, you’re never very far from houses and streets, even at a lovely beach-side spot like Rangiputa.
When we came last year, we spied dolphins chasing fish for breakfast. This year, we didn’t encounter wildlife, but our girls enjoyed free-ranging on the beach.
The girls spent their days collecting shells, drawing in the sand and discovering hidden tracks in the bush. David and I enjoyed meeting the other campers, though I was disinclined to ask for tours of their well-finished motorhomes.
It’s nice to camp together as a family again. We have been blessed by lovely weather and feel even more rejuvenated than after the motel stay!