Saturday, July 18, 2009

Storm Warning

Winter at the beach
Yesterday was cold and a deep mist covered the city like a blanket. We went to the beach and it was beautiful. Rugged and raw. And a little bit disconcerting when you can't see the horizon.

Cave

The tide was high so the kids missed out on cave exploration. You could hear the waves crashing on the rocks before you could see them.

Climbing

I did get asked if they could paddle in the water but they seemed happy to settle for rock climbing instead.

Climbing

Little rock climbing for the little ones.

Beach Attire

The new season's look for beach attire - yellow rainbow gumboots and long fairy skirt. Can you tell we are at the "I will dress myself" stage?

In contrast today the sky is blue and the sun is shining. Its still cold of course, and whilst that's the part of winter I dislike, I can't help but think that winter certainly has its own beauty.

14 comments:

sue said...

Isabelle always wanted to dress herself once she turned 3, and now she is 7 well I have no say at all. She isnt too bad now but I do remember fairy dresses and weird shoes too! It looks as though they had some fun on the beach even though it was cold and gray.

Kelly said...

ugh - the dress myself stage.....Miss A is well and truely in to that too!

Normatika in NZ said...

thanks for sharing pics of winter in your part of NZ. Love the pics of the children enjoying themselves!

Jo's Place said...

haha that is classic, rock climbing in gummies and a fairy dress. Love it. Thanks for that it's made my day :)

Liz said...

I still struggle with the dress myself stage with Darren...

...and he's 40!!!!! (my fella not my kid!!)

Bells said...

that's fabulous beach attire! Love it.

mazzygirls said...

I love stormy beaches, what a cool outing. We're at the dress myself stage too, I have considered hiding her poofy pink princess dress on many occasion :)

Hege said...

Great pictures!
Love the one with wellies and the dress :)

little grubs said...

Awesome photos looks like a great trip. We had a fairy at the supermarket the other day - theey do get around don't they?!! xx PS Just given you a little bloggy award over on my blog ..

Heart Felt said...

I just adore the beach on days like that....looks like they had a lot of fun. xx

Gigi said...

Great photos! Lucky you to be so near a beach.
I love the 'I'll dress myself stage'! I think I've reverted to that kind of somewhat careless, wear what you like, freedom of dressing myself now that I'm in my dotage -- so much more fun than 'professional' garb ;-).
Blessings,
G

hanna said...

he he perfect beach attire I think. What fun!

Anna said...

What gorgeous photos! I love your daughter's beach attire - clearly a girl after my own heart when it comes to clothes!

lucky knitter said...

Beautiful photos! I love the cute beach attire shot! :D