maureeces beach // tenting // up north // camp life // smoked rock cod // sunset // lanterns

i went to whananaki for new years!!!!
we constructed our home for the first night out of a tent base, one very tall gazebo pole to hold the entire tent up, numerous tent covers, gazebo poles, scavenged tent pegs and bits of random rope. but hey, when you're out in the wild, you have to make do with what you have, and we did it! it stood for one night. and unfortunately that night poured with rain. parts of the tent leaked a little but we survived! yay!

swimming, body surfing with the waves (or at least attempting to), fishing, tanning, the amazing views, eating ice-cream... they're all things i miss from the past few days. the sun burn however... that's a different story.

whananaki gave me an escape from a busy city, and in a way having no reception up there felt good. it was nice to be able to get away from technology for a bit, and to stop being so reliant on my phone. you should all try it some time.

i can make this into a "2014 reflections" post but that will take way too long. even though this year has been such a roller coaster, i can truly say i am perfectly happy. every mistake is another lesson to learn, and i am grateful for everyone who has stood by me through the good and the bad. i'm also incredibly thankful for the lovely people who spent new years with me, our amazing hosts, and the unlimited love and support everyone has shown me and as told by sheena blog! i appreciate all your comments and love you have sent my way!!!! 

hope you all had a lovely new year. 
cheers to a new beginning, a new year and new memories! x

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