Long time readers of this blog may remember that I absolutely love St Heliers in the East Bays of Auckland. In my book any day in this village is a good day.
When I arrived on Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. I picked up my luggage, my first flat white and caught a cab to a friend B’s house. I showered and dressed for church. We went to the 9:30 service at St Phillips. I finally learned that All Black’s had won the rugby match against Australia the day before.
B’s friend Joan joined us and we went to the boardwalk to enjoy a drop-dead gorgeous day in St Heliers. The pohutukawa trees were just starting to bloom. The sun shone brightly. It was Labour Day weekend and the beach was full of families enjoying the ocean and one another.
We walked to the large Morton Bay fig trees on the green and then turned back toward Annabelle’s for lunch. We were able to get a table outside and continue to enjoy the day. It was perfect.