It has been a lovely, long, hot summer. The type of summer that makes you feel heart-glad to live in such a beautiful place as New Zealand, to be born on these charmed islands, to claim ownership to this heritage.
My children have never had such a wonderful summer. We have spent so much time by the water, swimming and boating and shrimping. We are not big on fishing, in our family, but we do love boats and this summer marked the first time we have owned our own boat. It's only a humble little sailing dinghy, but it's still a boat, and it has a sail. Sail beats anything else everytime.
Here are a few photos from our splendid summer.