We both needed to get out of the house, so jumped in the car and headed up the coast. We found a picnic spot on the sand dunes, looking out to the long stretching beach, the people walking their dogs and the dogs racing along the smooth sand, a guy with either some kind of trap (crayfish perhaps?) going in and out of the waves, and the sun on the bird sanctuary Kapiti Island. We ate our sandwiches, packed with yummy salads, and just breathed. Bliss.