This morning my daughter Lyra asked if we could go to the beach. My wife and I thought it was a good idea. We haven't been to the beach for a long time! There are many beaches to choose from. We decided to go to Wainui Beach, it's about 20 minutes drive from our house. It's a long, sandy beach. As you can see, the weather was great today!
Gisborne is famous for its surf beaches. Wainui Beach is one of the best. There are often surfing competitions in the summer. This morning there were lots of surfers. It looks like lots of fun. I have never been surfing, I'm not a good swimmer!
Lyra and Thom both love going to the beach. There are always interesting things to do. They usually get very wet and sandy! It's too cold to swim in the ocean yet. The water doesn't get very warm until January.
I'm glad it's summer. Spring went very quickly! In about three weeks the school term finishes. Children then have a 6 week holiday.
Today was a nice start to summer!