Day 163 June 11th 2016

Time to think,  explore,  wonder and relax.  I spent the morning wandering along the walkway along the river in Gisborne. Then I headed out to Wainui Beach.  After a few days of chilly, blue sky weather the wind seemed to have turned and with the sunshine came a gentle warm breeze.  I cannot resist putting my toes in the ocean and so my walk along the beach was bare foot paddling.  But as I sat on a driftwood log watching the surfers lazily float around waiting for the next wave I felt myself being drawn in.  The water was delicious, cold but exhilarating, I let waves break over me and I dived through them gasping as I came up.  Sitting in the sun afterwards drying off, it was hard to believe it is winter.