We finally managed to escape to Raglan this weekend for a small surfing adventure. This much anticipated event was hastily planned after we realised that we were running out of remaining summer weekends. Jack and I were booked into a surfing lesson on Sunday morning. This was great fun and yes Jack won our bet to be the first up for at least 10 seconds. Henry and James also got in on the action via an informal lesson with mum (by that stage I was too sore and tired).
We’ve now added Raglan to our “favourite NZ spots” list. The surf beach is excellent and the township has a great surf culture buzz. There are lots of cool shops of the melting visa-card variety but the cafes and restaurants are pretty reasonable. We had a great meal at Vinnie's Bar and Restaurant – I would recommend it. P.s. top right picture – this huge wave was at least three metres when it broke!