When I last left off, Andy and I were headed into Oneroa for dinner on our first night on Waiheke Island. We chose a restaurant with outdoor seating and enjoyed the late afternoon sunshine and view. Not bad, eh?
After a great meal and some refreshing beers, we began the half-hour walk back towards our house as the sun was setting. We couldn’t have timed it better if we tried.
The path we took gave us amazing views of the coast in both directions, colored by the sinking sun.
Even the path itself was beautiful, and I’d happily live in any of the houses that we passed by.
I found a promontory sticking out towards the sea that I had to pose on. It was also a great vantage point for getting some shots.
Sunset began to color the sky as I passed an amazing, humungous tree.
We descended to the next beach as Mother Nature continued to put on her golden show.
The beachside buildings were worthy of a photo, too.
As the road began to climb again, the sunset became increasingly spectacular by the minute.
The way it reflected in the windows of a house we passed was incredible.
Oranges turned to pinks as we neared our bach.
What a perfect end to our first day in Waiheke. We settled in for a relatively early night so we’d have plenty of energy to make the hilly bike ride to the wineries the next day.
Before going to sleep, though, I did have time to relive my childhood dream of having a draped bed/fort.
Great in theory, not so much in practice, especially when you wake up in the middle of the night having to constantly swat away the netting. It didn’t even keep out the mosquitos, since it wasn’t sealed at the back. Oh well, good fun anyway!
Next up, Andy and I take on Waiheke’s wineries.