Every year I usually rush to get away an It can be frantic packing an getting everything together last minute , it was refreshing this year to take some time out an be abit more organised an revived ready to travel .
It was the longest I'd stayed in N.Z for over 10 years an although I was amping to snowboard , having a couple of extra weeks of summer really made the difference an made me appreciate wanting to travel .
Most of my summer consisted of surfing almost everyday , camping by the river , swimming , skateboarding , playing golf when the waves were flat , mountain biking , fishing an generally hanging out an catching up with friends an family that I wouldnt usually see .
I got to hang out with my parents for a week which was special as they live in auckland now, an I dont get to see them that often.
My dad has started up a new school an moved up from Wanaka to get it underway they are doing really well up there an have settled into a good city lifestyle, we got to have a tour before all the students an staff arrived an it was amazing to see how much goes into building a School from scratch .
Next stop is Vancouver mid January an I'll bang up an update when I arrive .
Hotwater Beach from above early morning session
The point at Hottie peeling.
Abs about to plunge into a waterfall on the westcoast.
Making hay while the sun shines.
Cooks beach on the Coromandel is stunning .
Abby showing us how to jump.
Swimming in the river never gets old .
Golfing with the groms.
This was our setup for 2 weeks, right by the river an everything we needed .