Scenes from this past weekend,
spent on a girls weekend away with a group of my best friends,
over at Waikanae Beach on the west coast.
It is heavenly to have a break from 'life' ~
to sit in the sun and paint our nails while talking girlie talk,
to drink bubbles and wine and cook together,
to have coffee by the beach,
easy conversation and easy silences that come from friendships
you have cherished for more than half your lifetime.
It was wonderful to be at the beach again.
There is something about the ocean ~
the way the sun sparkles and dances on the water,
the way it blinds you yet you cannot look away,
the way the sand feels underfoot,
the sound of the water as it rolls and crashes,
the seagulls gliding over the sea.
The beach, it relaxes and centres.
It is refreshing, and soothes the soul.