Farmlet posts have been a bit sparse lately. One reason for this was our recent family holiday at the beach. Kevin, Owen and I joined my parents for a few nights in a beach bach, hidden in the peaceful reaches of the Parengarenga harbour in the Far North of New Zealand. There’s no telephone there and no internet access, so this was a real holiday!

Before we left, Kevin wrote:

I don’t know when I last took a couple of days off, mid-week, but that’s when the best specials run on accommodation like this. The fact that leaving the site alone for a couple of days is giving me a touch of anxiety almost certainly means that I have developed an unhealthy relationship with this work. (I promise that you won’t read a lengthy and now commonplace “burned out blogger” post here, even if it happens.) Admittedly, I did check to see if there was a phone line available for dialup because I was planning on bringing my laptop. Nope. I’m packing a box of beer and a few books instead.

See ya in a couple of days…

We spent a lovely few days in the crisp winter sunshine enjoying fresh fish and oysters, with Owen revelling in the adoring attention of his grandparents.

Here are some pictures that Kevin took while we were away on our little holiday:

Mangrove Bach, Paua

Owen inspects the kitchen

Watching the tide roll in… and out…

The Quangle Wangle Quee?

Becky and Owen

Becky’s Dad, Bruce, catches fish for dinner

The owners of the property keep an incredible menagerie

Heavy traffic on the trip home

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