Thursday, 23 February 2017

Holiday in Karamea

I've got the photos from our holiday in Karamea organised and if I do say so myself, there are some neat photos. You're going to love them - although the only small problem is that there are quite a few so get yourself a cup of tea and a piece of cake and make yourself comfy. :)

Also not all the photos are exactly in order... but they are all captioned so hopefully you don't get too lost! :D

On with the photos....

Jana pretending to drive at one of our stops on the way over.

We went for a walk in the drizzling rain to the river that flows down to the sea. Of course, the boys wanted nothing more than to throw rocks into the river! 

Two sisters sheltering from the rain. 

I love beautiful wild flowers! Especially when they match the colour of my jacket! 

Walking down the road....

We walked up to some caves. They were so interesting to explore!

sister selfie in the caves

This is a panorama so that's why it's a bit smaller. This isn't inside a cave, it's called an arch (I think because a cave is usually a dead end?). This is the Moria Arch I believe. Same locality as the caves though. Such a cool place to explore.

There's the Moria arch again, this time behind us.

Swimming in the estuary! (Where the river meets the sea). Lydia finds balancing on the tube so easy cos she's a bit smaller. Whereas I kept falling out of it. :P

All the boring non swimmers!

Lydia, Jacob and Caleb built themselves a little hut on the beach. 

We spent a good amount of time on the beach! We love watching sunsets.Here is Danella, Sophie and Caleb (I think) being artsy and playing with silhouettes.

We went for a walk to a big rimu tree and a kind stranger took this photo of us all at the base.

Jana and I playing on the beach while we wait for the sun to go down.

Mum and Dad kissing while they wait for the sun to go down.
okay that's not completely true... I asked them to kiss for the photo :P They had their wedding anniversary on February 3rd so now they have been married for 21 years! 

This is a bit cute ;)

Jana fell asleep while Danella was piggybacking her on one of our many walks. 

We walked out to where the river met the sea and there were some awesome sand dunes there! This is a panorama because the scene was just so gorgeous. I think if you click on it you'll be able to see it bigger.

We had way too much fun jumping and running down the dunes! Left is me, right is Johnny.

My favourite dune photo :) Look at Ben's face!

Daddy on the beach

A lovely friend of my grandparents gave us quad bike rides up and down the beach one afternoon. It was so lovely! I absolutely love speed and things like this so I enjoyed driving it. :D This is Lydia, Caleb, Jana and our friend on the bike in the photo.

Last photo, my favourite one. One of the beautiful sunsets we watched from the beach. Another panorama (because I figured out how to use the panorama setting on my  phone and it. is. awesome). 

And those are all the Karamea photos I'm sharing! :) Hopefully you weren't too bored by that long post with many photos. Anyway. As you can see we had a lovely time and it was so nice to be with my family again!

What have you been up to?
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  1. I'm afraid that if I were to go to the beach, I wouldn't be able to put my camera down!! How long were you there? And were is it located? I'd llooovvvveeeee to go there one day!!
    I love the panoramas!! sooo beautiful!!!

    1. Hehee, the beach is just there for us to take photos of it I think! :)
      Have you been to a beach before?
      We were there for about nine days in all I think. We went on lots of walks and had lots of barbecues on the beach and swims in the estuary. Karamea is on top of the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, about six hours drive from our city. I've travelled the west coast a bit but never been as far as Karamea before so it was really nice.
      Do come sometime!

  2. Thanks for sharing! It looks like you had fun, and saw some lovely scenery too! Those panoramas are especially nice. :) And the caves - were you able to walk through them, or did it require crawling, etc?

    1. We did have fun! :) Thanks, I am a tiny bit obsessed with panoramas I think!
      The caves were easy to walk through. The arches especially were really big and we walked through them. We went in several smaller caves though, one of which we explored for quite a while and it just kept going and going and going deeper into the hill! There were heaps of glow worms in it too (google them) which was just so spectacular.

  3. Your sister Jana is such a cutie-pumpkin-pie! That face! Thanks for sharing these shots from your trip, there were some great photos. I really liked the photo of the orange flowers! Maybe because I love flowers and the color orange, but that one was super pretty. Enjoyed this as I always do with your posts.
    Blessings, Lexi

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post with all the various photos. I love love love the orange wildflowers that grow everywhere on the west coast! I couldn't resist picking a bunch to take a photo of! Flowers make me so happy and so does the colour orange! :D

  4. Wonderful photos, Bonnie! I enjoyed them, and your family and New Zealand are both so beautiful. :)

    1. I'm thrilled you enjoyed them!
      hehee, thank you!


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