Chris's brother Peter and his wife Val live in Levin and we have been very fortunate to spend time staying with them and Bella has enjoyed hanging out and catching up with her cousins. We walked to Otaki Beach, this beach is the widest we have walked on so far, lucky for us the tide was quite low so when we needed to ford the river for me it was only chest high, which meant we didn't have to carry our gear above our heads. Chris went through first to make sure it was do able. A few other streams where knee high. During the walk there are many wooden tepee structures that people have built and the every present Kapiti Island is present in the distance on your right hand side. The southerly wind wasn't too bad, there was a couple of times you needed to cover your face to stop eating sand, but the cold front coming through was very present and sent a few drops our way. Lucky the rain held off until we were off the beach.