We spent three glorious days at Castlepoint with Grandma and Granddad. It was quite windy, but it didn't stop us from exploring this fascinating landscape.
The lighthouse is always interesting and the views are beautiful.
Charlie was in fossil heaven, I will share his findings tomorrow.
The kids made friends with the local seagulls by feeding them everyday.
Lots of sand castles, amazing sand art
and scavenger hunts.
(Sadie ticking off 'feather' on her scavenger list)
The sand dunes were fabulous
along with the big tractors that pull the fishing boats in and out.
Castlepoint is a special place, along with it's beauty, wild life and landscape it holds an amazing history.
(Castle Rock in the background)
The Maori name for Castlepoint is Rangiwhakaoma, which translates as 'where the sky runs'.
How beautiful is that?