Waiheke Island Easter Weekend

We took the car ferry from Half Moon bay...


The ferry travels around Motukorea Island, one of Auckland's 50 or so dormant volcanoes...


Haven't actually drawn a map since my first job land surveying, so thought I'd try a sketchy one...


There just happened to be a fishing competition on at Rocky Bay on Saturday, and we'd taken the kids rods. No bites and we lost a lot of gear on the rocks! 


Tackle box...


Beach cricket at palm beach. The water is still really warm for this time of year...


We checked out the old gun emplacements and tunnels at Stony Batter then headed down the hill to Hook Bay, about a 40 minute walk, for a swim. The view is fantastic, right across to Mt Moehau at the top of the Coromandel peninsular which looks really close from here. We had great weather but it was raining over Mt Moehau...


Batch at Omiha, Waiheke Island

Drawing the batch at Stony Bay...








The kids watching Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium...


Some Waiheke Island wildlife,
sheep who persistently tried to get
at our lunch, and a Weka. This one
appeared from the bush at Stony Batter, the first Weka I've seen in the North Island, perhaps they've been reintroduced to Waiheke? And below Tuatuas, there were heaps of them at Onetangi. Have you tried the Tuatua Twostep?



The batch again, lots of yachts and launches arriving from Auckand for the weekend..





A pizza stop at
Stefanos, we sat
out back by
the banana palms.
The Caterina pizza was good and they even do a gluten free pizza for our resident GF...









The trip back
to Auckland,
with Motukorea
and downtown
Auckland behind...

Comments

Lis Watkins said…
Looks like a fantastic weekend! Great drawings.
Jimu said…
very productive Easter drawings.
Love the Batch sketches.
Murray Dewhurst said…
Thanks Jimu, much appreciated.