I was grateful for a break from an unusually scorching summer for our four days away. A bit of cloud cover and a sprinkle of rain was so welcome. It has been too hot to do much of anything except go to the beach for months. Not that I am complaining! And it was still warm enough to swim and do all manner of summery things. We took the ferry over to Waiheke for a late summer holiday. A friend kindly offered their bach at Onetangi. Bliss. Well, except for the 6 crab nips I got in about 5 minutes while swimming, much to the amusement of the others, who got none. Most disconcerting. Apart from THAT, a stellar time.