The weather map predicted "Calm" over the whole country for Sunday. That's rather unusual but calm it certainly was in this neck of the woods. The sun was shining, not a breath of wind.
I set out without a plan, just an idea to return to where I'd been the day before to take photos of the cattle I showed yesterday. By the way, they are white galloway x friesian. The friend who had hosted our get together on Saturday found out for me. I thought perhaps I'd explore a road I haven't travelled in years. But the car was pointing towards the coast, so that's the way I went.
Remember the movie "The gods must be crazy"? I thought about that coke bottle when I saw this one. I refused to let the sight of it upset my day although I wasn't very happy about seeing it there. The only blight on the peaceful scene at the Waipu Boat & Fishing Club.
The tide was very, very low and appeared to be standing still. I don't know how many photos I've taken of Waipu River mouth at the end of Hamon Road (one of them is my header at the moment) but I don't think I've ever seen so much sand there.
Just a bit further down the road I decided to venture down Johnson Point Road to the Wildlife Refuge. It years since I last did so. I think the wildlife was elsewhere, although there were a few ducks off in the distance.
While I was busy tripping up and down sideroads, I thought I might as well venture up McLean Road as well, to capture a couple of shots of Sail Rock (to the left of the next image) and the Hen and Chicks Islands.
Eventually I made it to Mangawhai and visited friends from way back. I'll post a few shots from there tomorrow.