Kia Ora all you beach bums out there,

I hope you have all had a fabulous summer with lots of family time and naps under a blanket on the beach. I don’t think I have been in our beautiful ocean EVER.. as much as I have this summer. It has been over 30 degrees for the last…well I don’t know how many weeks now? Sunny, clear blue skies and not a single drop of rain…and no rain to be seen on the radar in the near future either it seems.

Paihia, Russell and the Bay of Islands have been packed with vacationers from all over the world for the last few weeks. Our restaurants and bars buzzing with happy tourists (and locals of course), salt through their hairs, a glowing tan and the cool Gin & Tonics flowing…ahhhh how I  love summer in the Bay of Islands.

It is definitely starting to slow down now though and February has always been my favorite month as the weather is still amazing, hot and sunny and our towns are not as busy as it has been. February for me is a time to catch up with friends and family again..over most definitely a G&T somewhere in Paihia and Russell overlooking the ocean. See you there!



Much Aroha and remember to be sun safe even in February.