Friday, November 30, 2012

Up in the far north

Here we are at the Old Oak in Mangonui - that is our whole balcony - great spot to sit and watch the world go by (well - a couple of cars)

Doubtless Bay when we walked down the road for breakfast.

Looking down from our room - it rained most of yesterday on the way up from Auckland but it lovely today

We have been exploring the KariKari peninsular today and visit the winders which has spectacular views. There are some amazing beaches with loads of white sand and beautiful coloured sea. Mostly pretty windy though.

I have been playing with photographing panoramas on my I- pad. For someone who has always been known as a hopeless photographer I am ever amazed.

Pohutakawa flowers - only a few coming into flower - they are spectacular when they are all out along the coast.

Close up - I had to fight with the wind to take these

And closer - next stop to draw them in my sketch book

At the vineyard

Looking across to the long stretch of white sands from the vineyard

Off to another beach

Caught Ian in action

Some pussy willow to finish off


The garden below our balcony

Where we are just about to sit and enjoy our wedding anni per dinner drink and nibbles. Thanks for all the lovely comments - who would have thought 44 years ......

1 comment:

Heather said...

What beautiful images of a stunning location and a perfect getaway for your celebrations. Have a great time.


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