Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I love to be beside the seaside

We took a walk along Oneroa beach on Sunday morning and here are a few snaps of how beautiful everything looked.
I always think, a constitutional,  is one of the best ways to start the day.
The sun was shinning brightly and the sky was a pretty blue with white fluffy clouds and the sea sparkled like diamonds.

Going by the numbers of boats in the bay, this was one of the busiest weekends for a long time.
At night looking  out our window, there are hundreds of lights from the boats and it is a magnificent sight, looks like a whole new town out there.

 This was the cutest little Scottie dog walking along, not at all in a hurry and looked like the day was too hot from him with his black coat. He was having trouble keeping up with his owner, who was  way ahead.
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Hope your week is off to a great start, ~ enjoy the week


  1. Good evening dear Carolyn,
    My oh my, what a beautiful sight this is.. Look at all the boats in the bay... You are so right, just magnificent!

    I always feel nervous when I see a dog so far behind.. He does look like he knows exactly where he is going.. Cute little Scottie.

    Enjoy your week Carolyn. Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos.

  2. I love to see all those boats on the sea...
    Best regards,


  3. I love it when the sea sparkles like diamonds .... you've captured it beautifully Carolyn. That poor little Scottie dog must be so hot being that close to the hot bitumen .... his Mama should pick him up and carry him.
    Hoping you have a wonderful week. xx

  4. Dearest Carolyn,
    Lovely title and enjoyed all the pictures of the
    Oneroa beach♡♡♡
    I wish I lived close to the beach to enjoy these lovely walk (haha, might help losing eight)
    I wish you are having a marvelous week, my friend in Ned Zealand♬♬♬

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  5. Hi Carolyn, The views are fantastic. I'm always fascinated when you show pictures of your beautiful island. You live in one the most gorgeous places I've ever seen.
    Have a great week!

  6. Dearest Carolyn,
    That was a treat to go to the seaside; except for the poor black Scotty dog. Sad that the owners didn't seem to care about him following close or not...
    Enjoy your mid summer and have a great Valentine week.

  7. Dear Carolyn,
    how lovely the photos from the seaside! Blue sky, sun.....oh....would love to be there now....
    and love the Scottie Dog :O)
    Have a alovely week, my dear friend,
    Love and hugs,

  8. Enjoy a happy week darling.....love from me...xxx..

  9. Beautiful and lovely photographs sweet Carolyn. I always leave smiling and happy after I visit your blog. Love and hugs and smiles across the miles.
    Love Jeanne

  10. Hello dear friend, you dog is very nice. Lovely imags and lovely friend! In my heart! KISSES and HUGS!!! NI

  11. Oooo, look at the little Scottie boy! They do have trouble keeping those stumpy legs in motion!!!!!!

    Good morning sweet Carolyn! Lovely beach...oh how I love the water! Anita

  12. What a place Carolyn! Love to be beside the seaside as well and in fact I live in an island! Beautiful photos! Kisses!! xo

  13. I have always loved the sea and lived at the seaside when I lived in the UK. Here,I'm in land locked Ontario,and miss it terribly.
    I loved these photos!
    Jane x

  14. Dear Carolyn
    I love your pictures. The views are so very fantastic!
    Thank you also for the nice words on my blog.
    I wish you a happy week with a lot of sun.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  15. I wish! It is cold here.....February is my favourite month in Auckland and I would love to be on the ferry heading out to your beautiful island :-)

    I bet it has change a lot since I was last there...20 years ago!

    amicalement, Leeann x

  16. Such a pretty walk. Someday we will have warmth and flowers again!

  17. I love being by the ocean too.... sometimes think how nice it would be to live somewhere within walking distance....but, then..... maybe it's just as nice to go there only on holiday... then it makes it really special.

    Although,...... I think I could cheerfully move to Nazare beach in Portugal.....sigh....

  18. You are blessed to be so near to the sea so that you can take a walk there. The bay looks sparklingly beautiful in the daytime and must be just as lovely at night.
    I guess that all the boats have a mooring in the bay. What a lovely way to spend time on the water! Poor little Scottie dog! He must have been hot and tired.
    I like the name of the beach path - tramping tracks!
    Have a lovely week, Carolyn!

  19. I can just picture the water at night! Such a beautiful sight. And the Scottie! Hahahahaha, too cute. xoxo

  20. Your pictures of your walk along by the sea look wonderful. It feels so warm and sunny and the views are amazing. It was so interesting seeing some photographs of your island.
    Sarah x

  21. what a beautiful place, I feel like I just took a mini vacation!



  22. what a beautiful sight from your windows ! I was born in the North and the Winter was so long , snow was everywhere , I've always dreamed to open my windows and see the sea .
    I don't know so much about New Zeeland : just kiwi, Maori and rugby team....but you give me the chance to learn some more .
    have a nice day


  23. Me too, darling!
    Gorgeous pics!


  24. Hi, Carolyn! What a beautiful views :0) So sunny and lovely :0) We having a lovely sunny day today as well, but no seasides here in Moscow with lot of snow everywhere XD
    Have a nice day
    lot of love from RUSSIA
    Natasha & Fam

  25. I love the seaside too... and missing summer!

  26. Hi Carolyn,
    It's funny, here in Rome we are worrying about snow and you go to the beach! ^^
    Such a beautiful place, I miss summer so much!

  27. what a cute dog! And such lovely photos of the sea! Here just now it's snowing and there isn't a spot of blue sky to be seen....

  28. that little dog is so cute to be running behind.

  29. this gives me hope of a lovely walk like this on a day not as rainy as today here!

  30. So many boats in the bay, you have
    lovely places for walks, beautiful.
    Have a nice week

  31. Hi Carolyn!! The Scottie is very lovely!!! Your pictures make me feel the heat of the summer!!! Wonderful sea!!

  32. Hi Carolyn, thank you for your sweet comment on my Blog :)
    What wonderful pictures, you seem to live in a beautiful country !!
    Have a great week.

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  33. It must be a wonderful place! Is it still hot?

    Love Janny

    1. Hi Janny,

      Yes, still very hot over here and thought we were going to get some much needed rain, but never came to anything.
      Thanks for your visit


  34. What a perfect place and day for a walk. So glad to hear you had a lovely time. Happy Valentina's Day my dear friend.


  35. Can't get enough of the sea. Your photographs are gorgeous, and that Scottie is adorable indeed.
    Thank you for the anniversary wishes. The concert was spectacular indeed. We spoke of all the times we actually wanted to see Pavarotti and never got around to it. How wonderful that you were able to attend one of his concerts.
    Thanks for stopping by, Carolyn.

  36. Thank you for taking me beside the seaside with you Carolyn!! So much blue and so many sails~~ just Dreamy! Also the little Scottie is nice to see. Hope ALL is well and thank you as always for dripping by! Happy St. Valentine's Day mon cher!!


  37. 'm grateful for fantastic health, for many people that I care for that also care for me. I am grateful to be a woman living in a country where I am free to have rights, I am grateful for a safe place to live, for food to eat, for things to look forward to, for a good nights sleep and dreams, for the sunrise and sunset, for Coco our cat, for the computer, the telephone, I am grateful to have the energy and desire to exercise and do yoga. For the spirit to want to learn new things, for perseverance, for having the eyes to see, for working with little girls, for playing the guitar, for the ability to paint and cook and sew and be creative. That I own a car and a home. That I have hope and a desire to live. That I am starting to recover after my beautiful mother's death, that I learned about Anita Moorjani before my mother died, for our 10 ft. Camilla bush, that President Ombana started the health care plan because it was because of this that my hips consequently were healed. Grateful for a positive mental attitude, and So Much More!!

  38. Delightful, I love the sight of the sea as well. The tranquility found in the sound of water and the sight of the beautiful landscape is indeed very soothing. Love the pictures, the dog is so adorable.

    Wish you a lovely day, Carolyn :)

  39. Just gorgeous pics Carolyn! I hope that dear little Scottie wasn't burning his sweet little paws on that hot tarmac :(
    Millie xx

  40. Hello, dear Carolyn,

    How I would love to take my "constitutional" on such a location as you have. Any day would be wonderful beginning like that.

    Thinking of you and wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!



  41. What a beautiful place,Carolyn. I would love to be there. Right now here in Germany it's all gray and sooo cold.

  42. lovely inspiration, sooo cute dog!!!!!, Happy Valentine's Day Carolyn

  43. I still can't believe how incredibly gorgeous it is where you live. It's like a dream.

  44. Hi Carolyn,
    What a beautiful but hot day. Love seeing the sweet little dog walking along. His little paws must have kept him moving quick on the hot ground.
    You live in paradise on earth my friend. All you share in pics are amazing.
    Your dessert for Valentine's Day looks so yummy good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Wishing you a special day.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie


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