Saturday, August 27, 2016

Ah well.

I'm home again long enough to do the laundry and pack my bag to leave again next week. Hopefully the weather in Taranaki will be kinder to me than it was in the Waikato and the northern King Country.

But, on the bright side, the bad weather didn't really set in until the night we arrived in Kawhia.   It was mostly overcast and gloomy on our drive down and I can now be thankful that we stopped to take the photos we did and didn't leave it until the return journey.  

Somewhere around Glen Murray, I pointed the camera out the window when we stopped to check the map. 

We stretched our legs with a stroll around a lovely little roadside cemetery at Opuatia, somewhere near Pukekawa (I think).  I'd never seen a little bouquet like this tied to a cemetery fence before.  There was another on the other side of the gate. 

Every other time we passed this look out at the top of a hill overlooking Kawhia Harbour it was shrouded in mist, you couldn't see a thing.

Looking in the other direction, the road ahead winds its way towards our destination.

Our accommodation had front row seats for harbour views.  There was just a narrow one way road between us and the water.  We arrived in time for a couple of shots before dark of the harbour as the tide drained out.  I thought I had three more days for photos so didn't worry too much. 

The next morning, I got one more harbour shot before the weather closed in completely.

Ah well.


  1. You've shared what you could, and i think it's lovely, so i thank you.

  2. Thank you for your beautiful photos of this stunning country. I particularly like your last moody shot.

  3. I was sure I left a comment here...but obviously I didn't!

    Love your photos....I love the misty look.

  4. I love the shot of the winding road. It could be in Cape Breton.

  5. I love the shot of the winding road. It could be in Cape Breton.


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