Last week I spent two nights at the PSA (Public Service Association) Holiday Homes in Raumati. I was in Unit 1, almost on the beach (see 1st photo), with Kapiti Island straight ahead. No, no, I didnt go for a swim because I'm not all that familiar with Raumati, it is all but winter, and I well remember the surf at Raumati brings in all manner of debris. Because of all the twigs and sticks, I vowed never to go in it again. I have since learnt that one has to swim out through the debris to further afield - shouldn't that be 'further awater'?.
Unit 1 was only $56 a night, and I just couldnt stop looking at the view. Even 'the view from the loo' - see accompanying (middle) photo - was great!
I'm a member of the Government Superannuatants' Association so this allows me to stay at PSA holiday homes.
I went for several long walks along the beach - Walked to Paraparaumu shops. Took 45 minutes getting there because I stopped to gawk at scenery, pat every dog I came across, talked to umpteen people, tried to decide which house I would own if I won Lotto. Returning, it took 25 minutes because I didnt stop all that often.
The weather was absolutely perfect. I went to Country Life (is it still called that?) in Waikanae for lunch one day. Had the most fantastic pan-fried 'Fish of the Day'. So succulent. They have a nice $10 menu, too, but been there done that, decided to go for the bigger version this time. I went to Cookies at Paraparaumu for a dinner w/ roast meal/apple crumble. Hey, all you can eat for $17 ($10 for lunch), Luverly.