Nearly 2 weeks ago now I had the privilege of spending 3 days and nights out on a beautiful yacht with some special friends. We had talked about going sailing a few times but this time the weather was perfect and the time seemed right even though I only had a couple of hours to organise myself, my girls and pack what I thought I might need. I like doing things spontaneous or unplanned. It makes life more interesting don't you think :-)
We ate quite a few scallops and I even ate some raw, finding them surprisingly sweet. We sailed as far north as the Mercury islands where Ngaire and I paddled around in kayaks on crystal clear blue waters while Lloyd dived for our dinner.
We stopped off at Slipper Island and walked to the lighthouse....
...My friend Ngaire and I......excuse my wind blown hair, I forgot to bring my hairbrush so had to be content with running my fingers through it each morning ;-)
We took in stunning views, like this one looking out to the Alderman islands......
and further south to the beautiful long and often deserted beach of Opoutere.
And I'll finish with this beautiful sunset taken on the second night from where we were anchored just off Great Mercury island.