Thursday, 18 October 2018

This post was titled by Jeremy George Jacob.

I love a good spontaneous adventure, especially when everything you plan on the car ride over ends up being closed.

That is exactly what happened to my friends and I last week.

After sitting on the couch scrolling through instagram with the occasional meme passed around for everyone to laugh at for a couple of hours. We decided that with great weather and time on our hands we needed to do a roadie.

Yes, a roadie. At 1pm in the afternoon.

You can call us crazy (because we are, let's face it) but it made for an epic evening.

We drove an hour and a half or so out of Auckland all the way to Awhitu. With an evening of sunset watching from the top of the Manukau Heads lighthouse and photos taken on top of abandoned airplanes planned, it was going to be a great afternoon.

Until we couldn't find the abandoned plane.

And then we realised that it had been moved onto private property so we couldn't use it.

And then the lighthouse was closed.

By this time - it was almost sunset and we hadn't set up our picnic or had much of an adventure at all.

In the end we climbed into someones empty paddock, set up our picnic spot, grabbed a whole lotta jumpers from the back of the boys cars (because the wind had gotten crazy) and we sat in the grass looking out at the sea watching the sun slowly drift away into the night. Sometimes in life you just gotta improvise. Most of the time, the improvised adventures end up being better that what was planned.

I would do it all over again in a heartbeat, no lighthouse and all.

XO, Danielle


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