Bethells Beach

At the moment spring is transitioning into summer. That's usually a mixed bag of weather. Some lovely days and other quite cold and unpleasant ones. Last weekend was one of the nicer ones. We were up in Auckland for the weekend, and decided to head out to Bethells Beach on the west coast to enjoy the sun. When we were almost at the beach we found that the road was closed. Three fire appliances were blocking the road and dealing with a scrub fire. From what I could gather it was caused by fireworks. After 20 or 30 minutes we were able to continue to the beach. I'm glad this happened before the sunset!