Although it does have two very good quilting related shops - Stitchbird and Wellington Sewing Services. The Children's Bookshop is a fantastic shop that I could easily settle into one of their comfy chairs for quite awhile - you don't need to have kids to enjoy this shop.
Last week, even though it was blowing a bit of a gale, I walked to Lyall Bay, stopping at Elements cafe to enjoy a coffee and something to eat.
|an empty Lyall Bay beach|
Then as it was only a block from the sea had a quick stop at the empty beach. The sea was mostly flat - the wind was a northerly, so no surfers. The walk back was a good workout - walking into the wind.
|a couple of rowdy locals|
For a couple of weeks there is a break from training - so no Kilbirnie for awhile.