Bumper Cars in the Sand - A Winner for the Last 30 Years!

It was Izzy's birthday so a day out was definitly in order so we set off for one of our favourite spots - Piha Beach near Auckland. The sun was out but being winter here it can still be a bit nippy.

Bumper Cars in the Sand - A Winner for the Last 30 Years!

Another great picnic watching the waves crashing in before we headed down to the sands for some fun. My Dad used to spend hours making my sisters and me great sand cars and in our family there is no stopping this tradition. It’s getting difficult at times though as living near the ocean it’s hard work building a car every trip to the beach!

Spade gear sticks, bucket headlights, sisters on board and they were off.....the exhaust puffing out seaweed...is that environmentally friendly!!??

admiring the ocean view

After they returned from their trip, parked and locked up, we took a look around the rocks to see what the sea had left behind before a walk down the sands. Another great day out with lots of laughter and smiles... if you visit Auckland its definitely somewhere worth a visit.

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Joanne Watterson

Joanne Watterson

About Me & Mine

Me - Joanne, Tim - daddy, Mathilda and Isabel. We love being outdoors, it doesn't have to stop when children appear. Mathilda started skiing at 2 and a half. They have both already done New Zealand's alpine Tongarino crossing.

Favourite place in the world:

On top of a mountain, if the climb was good and the view is magnificent and you're with your favourite people, you could often be anywhere!

Favourite things to do outdoors:

Walking and hiking, skiing, snowboarding and sledging. Biking, jumping in puddles, watching Daddy play football, going to the beach, having picnics.

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