Bleach Bliss on the Kapiti Coast

Friday 30 December 2016

Our studio on the beach with the full wall of windows has no blinds or curtains, thank goodness we have pack a pair of eye masks to allow us to sleep in past dawn.  The studio is flooded with light from dawn at 5:00 in the morning until dusk at 9:00 in the evening and today is a particularly bright sunny day.

For breakfast we walk down to The Raumati Social Club at South Raumati Beach.  The RSC is a local favourite with friendly service, eclectic second hand furniture and a chilled out feeling.  And of all fast free WIFI! One Bloody Mary and bowl of toasted muslie later I’m caught up on my email and ready for the day.

Later in the morning we go to the Coastlands Shopping Centre for a bit of shopping and then to Pack n Save for a few groceries.  Pack n Save is awesome – they should come to Australia!

In the afternoon we go for a long walk along the beach.  The afternoon is perfect – not a cloud in the sky.  The rest of the afternoon is spent relaxing on our deck.

View of the batch from the beach

Two ladies fishing with a long net

We have Raumati Beach to ourselves

Kapiti Island from the batch deck

Once again we walk down the road for dinner.  Tonight it’s a pre-dinner drink at the local pub The Boundary and then dinner at The Waterfront which boasts the best sunset views in Kapiti.  We are not disappointed and the food and service is great too, even if the décor a bit soulless.

The Waterfront Restaurant

I have a Crab Rémoulade and Hot Smoked Salmon and Avocado Salad and H orders the Portuguese Prawns and the Sirloin Steak.  Washed down with a bottle of Martinborough (yes we are still working on the Martinborough theme) whilst enjoying the peaceful sunset.

A glorious sunset from The Waterfront

Then brisk walk home (the air being brisk, not our pace) to work of a bit of the excess.

Sunset from our deck – you can just make out the South Island on the horizon

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