Saturday, October 23, 2010


Its a 3 day weekend here this weekend with Monday being a stat holiday. Of course being a nurse, we don't get holidays like everyone else and I'm again on stinking night shift the entire weekend and on into Monday. And of course the weathers gorgeous, meaning every man child and dog is out and about, mowing their lawns, trimming hedges, being noisy. I mean come on, I'm trying to sleep! So yesterday instead of wasting my time trying to sleep I went out to Kakamatua beach/inlet with Helen, her husband Noel-John, Leilei, and our dogs:
and Kaha

It was the first time I'd been out there and it truly is awesome. A wee foresty walk that opens up onto a streamy sandy bit that leads to a big inlet with is a huge sand flat at low tide. The dogs had a blast, running, chasing and being chased, getting wet, getting sandy, going loopy. It was really great. Much better than sleeping, although it made for a rather long night at work last night!
Within moments of getting off the leash:
Oh, look! Water!
Ahhhh!!!! Deep!

Phewf, dry land, careful Kaha, that waters dangerous!
Gee Snoop, its not deep, you've just got to get longer legs!


The water on the sand flats was so warm, as Leilei put it, it was like someone had peed on the sand!
LOTS of zooooooming
Checking stuff out

No one's throwing my ball, I'll just get a stick

Chasing ducks

Pepper, jumping stuff again
Beautiful Snoop Finally, some ball time

(Sorry Arrow, I didn't click fast enough to get you in!)


  1. Oh - am so envious! There is really no place like NZ for great open spaces for dogs to run in!

    Paul can totally sympathise about the having to work on public holidays when the weather is gorgeous and everyone else is enjoying themselves!! :-)


  2. Awesome awesome awesome photos, we were cracking up laughing looking at them :) Noel-John says please can you email the ones of our doggies to me? Otherwise if they are too much to email he can send you a link to upload them to (no idea.. computer geek talk!!)
    I hope you didn't fall asleep at work!

  3. Wow, looks like you all had a great time playing in the water. :)

  4. What a great place for the dogs to run and swim! We're jealous too! Hope you survived your working weekend and eventually got some sleep! Mom would go crazy if she missed a night of sleep!

  5. hope you didn't have any dramas at work after (not that those aren't interesting to hear about) hopefully we get more of this weather and explore more doggie parks in Auckland

  6. Isn't it just the bestest place, apart from all that dangerous wet stuff. SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH don't tell anyone where it is.

  7. Hi! Found you through Arrow and Snoopy. Pepper is very cute and love the pics ;)

  8. Where is this Kakamatua? Its is very beautiful! You all look like you had such a fantastic time :D

    They are some great photo's!

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes