It has rained and rained and rained...at least for 10 days. But, despite the nippy weather and the overcast skies, we ventured out on Saturday to keep from going stir crazy.
We first went to Hollard Gardens, our favorite 'get away' place. I have no idea what the flowers are, but they were a great sight to see.
We left Hollards and travelled south. The clouds were interesting, too, as the almost-winter weather set in.
We ended up at Opunake Beach, another of our favorites. In the summer, we have fish and chips on the beach here while the kids play among the rocks and dig in the sand.
Any other time we were here, it was always at high tide, but this time I was pleasantly surprised by low tide and we took advantage of searching among the rocks for treasure.
I am continually amazed at the patterns left by the tide as it scurries out to sea.
This is a pink algae that we found in the pools between the rocks.
I guess I will always love the ocean and the views and surprises it brings.