I've been blogging so rarely there's nothing much to give up really but I'm going to take a blogging holiday all the same and retreat into my Growlery. Isn't that a wonderful word? Thanks to Monica for posting it on FB. It describes my current disposition perfectly.
I'll try to find a fence a week to keep up with Teresa's Good Fences.
While I was in Taranaki I got the shot I've been chasing for ages. The mountain can be clearly visible from the other side but by the time I get there it has a habit of clouding over. This time, however, the mountain gods were with me.
I'm told being able to get a lighthouse and a mountain backdrop without being on a boat or neck deep in water at a beach is something of a photographic rarity.
This is the Cape Egmont Lighthouse which marks the western-most point of the Taranaki coast.
I find it interesting that it's a second hand lighthouse having done duty on Mana Island, north of Wellington before being dismantled and carried in sections to Cape Egmont. It was built in London in the mid-1800s, shipped to New Zealand in 1865, then to its final place of duty in 1881.