On Saturday I took Naomi to Rapaki beach, while Jeremiah took Milo fishing. We got there a bit early (I forgot about the time change!) so we had to wait a bit for the tide to recede and expose the warm springs. We sat side by side in the calm air with the sun warming our backs, Naomi quietly munching a snack, with me just quiet. It was peaceful. I resisted the urge to text Jeremiah and find out how HIS time was going.
Eventually another family turned up and Naomi gained a playmate. But since they were Iranian and didn’t speak much English, the quiet morning continued.
We left the beach reluctantly–the forecast for the week ahead was for chilly rain, and so far it has come true.