One of the wonderful things about Kazi is that she’s – whether intentionally or not – always challenging me to find amazing places in the Scavenger Hunt. And while I’m really not much for hiking or tramping, I really did want to get ‘Rocks (big ones)’ knocked off my list after she did it earlier in the year.
A few weekends ago my beloved Apollo was staying out by Piha, a wild and woolly West Coast beach that also happens to be the home of Lion Rock: one of the biggest rocks I know! While the last thing I was going to do was climb it (I knocked that bastard off as a teenager, and I still remember that climbing down it was more of a shit that climbing up – my legs were wobbly for days afterwards), I still figured that where there was one rock, there might be others…
That’s Lion Rock behind me. It’s enormous, really.
Apollo, my niece (who was staying with us for the weekend) and myself wandered down the beach – avoiding the bluebottles stranded on the black sand and their long trailing stingers. The wind attempted to blow my hat off, and I was very glad I’d left my parasol in the car, for once.
And what do you know? We found a rock that suited much better!
Yes, that’s bonus niece arm on the right – all you’ll get to see of her
But as she wandered down a bit closer to the water and looked out at the ocean, I took the opportunity to lean in close to the rock, hike my skirt up high and tuck my togs into my arse crack, and get Apollo to snap a photo of me doing what I do best – being inappropriate just when I shouldn’t be:
No, I wouldn’t corrupt my niece. Give her a few years yet… *cough*
But I got the pic I wanted!
Don’t get sunburnt