Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

A Day at The Beach

Hugh and I had a day away from lawns and  garden weeding , and started at Himatangi Beach,  went up to Foxton Beach, where the Manawatu River comes out to the  sea.  The beach  has some steps that beckon the hot traveller, the  surfie, or lady on the quad, to walk up and return with cool ice-creams. Delicious!!!
Further along we stopped for sandwiches, a  cool  drink, more photos, then went  to the Rangitikei River outlet just north of Tangimoana.
Kapiti Island in the distance, and closer up, an English Pointer, who very nicely stood still
for his photo shoot!!!
Kapiti Island from further up the beachWhere is my DadEnglish Pointer at Foxton Beach

On our way back to the wagon  Luca and Oscar whizzed by on the bike.
Luckily they stopped where their family was, and so politely gave permission for photos. Thanks Luca,
That is the BEST SHOT of the day. Hope you do read the blog and see yourself in photo and print.
luca and Oscar after a spin down the beachLuca is there hidden by his helmet

Hugh, with melting ice-creams,  BP Surf Rescue, with the lookout perched high on his chair.
Patterns formed after sand erosion. Driftwood was everywhere, high up,
low down,  some not far from the high tide water line.
Melting in the sunBP Surf RescueSand dunes
Anyone can surf, even the dogs. They are there, one white, one brown, so enjoying the frolics,  the darker brown one came out first , the white one harder to find in the sea.

Dogs in the surfI am out of that

There was a heron in the wetland area.  And in the small estuary, an area so safe  for the younger ones, was a  young lady  , a very capable paddler.

Heron in the wetland area    I can paddle this boat

Oscar’s friend lay quietly, and very soon they all went home.
Oscar's friend
A great  day, with the heat about 30 degrees Celsius. I was so lucky, Hugh handed over the driving to me,
the sand was firm, no banks to go up, no deep water to cross. I  enjoyed that so much. Thanks.Hugh.
Quotation of the day, from Lord  Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron, Poet Laureate, 1809-1892
“ And the sun went down, and the stars came out far over the summer sea”
Cheers from Jean


Lindsjö taxar said...

What a bautiful day you had. Very nice to see how the nature looks like. And very nice weather too. We have not so cold winter as last year, it was much snow and very cold from mid Nov. Now we have about -3-+2 C.

Lori Skoog said...

It's so cold here I can't remember what it feels like to be at a beach enjoying the sun. Beautiful photos.

Tanya said...

Dogs on the beach! How fun! I wonder if my dog would enjoy a beach. Not until it gets warmer, that's for sure!!

Nancy said...

Your area has a very diverse landscape. It is beautiful.