Thursday, August 05, 2010
Bible-in-Schools, Clevely Academy, grocery shopping...and then early tea and an excursion to the beach to see if we could spot the southern lights, which we understood would be on display in NZ's night sky following this week's solar activity. We parked near the cliffs and walked down to Waimataitai Beach, which we had not yet seen - I'm still amazed and thrilled that there are so many wonderful spots right around the corner from our house for us to explore! The cloudy conditions were unfortunately good for neither sunset photos nor aurora spotting, but it was fun anyway until the heavy mists drove us carward. We did notice that the sky was lighter throughout the night and the clouds had a pretty orange hue.