Central Plateau, North Island

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

Friday, 21 February 2014

Sea Breezes, Lapping Waves, and Fog

 

Yesterday Hugh suggested we have a few hours at a nearby beach, Waitarere, not too far to drive, had very comfortable chairs to sit on, and that water to look at, paddle in, so refreshing. Some swimmers, a lady with her little toddler on a surfboard, no photo of this, as by then the fog and mist rolled in right past the shoreline. This was our day.  Just click on the photo for a title.

A few sticks in the sand

 

A little  house with no walls

The fog kept rolling in

 

Same place, with fog

 

West Coast sand, leading to the  South-West Pacific Ocean

When we left, the fog rolled in, way past the shoreline, to  float over the land, Wellington Airport was closed once again, and we arrived home to 33 Celsius, no breeze, and ate cold watermelon on the back steps!!!

Quotation of the day, Anonymous,

“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after

our footprints in the sand are washed away by the incoming tide”

Greetings from Jean

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful stretch of beach. and i like the little stick shelters. :)

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful day you had. What hot wheather you have!!! Oh gosh!! Must have been nice with the breeze ...
We have still very Little of sun. Hope for some sun soon. We have rather warm about +3-5 C

Linda said...

Jean, this is gorgeous. I can picture myself there...and hear and smell the ocean!

Barb said...

Thanks for taking me to the beach, Jean. Hope you're feeling better. Cold here!

camp and cottage living said...

There's nothing better than Watermelon on a sweltering day!
At least you had a refreshing break for a wee while at the lake.

Ela said...

What a lovely day at the beach. Jean, this is a fantastic place for rest and relaxation. Wonderful to watch the beautiful colors of nature.
Greetings :)

Kate said...

The beach looks lovely. It is a balmy -1C today, so I enjoyed the pictures a lot!

Georgia said...

We get sea fog sometimes about a mile in from the water. Such a force of nature.

Carol Mattingly said...

Beautiful blue ocean. I wished I were there to soak my feet in the sand.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a lovely and peaceful day at the beach. Beautiful images, I wish I could be there!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a perfectly lovely day you two had together.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

More cold and rain on the way for us, and it makes me so envious of the beautiful day you had!

Sandy said...

So relaxing to imagine sitting at the beach. By seeing your pics.

Susan Heather said...

What a great day out - we have had drizzle or light rain for most of the week. Great not having to keep watering the garden but I am ready for some sunshine now.

Karen said...

Oh how absolutely lovely! The driftwood "sculptures" look so similar to what we build on our beach in the summer. Eating watermelon in February seems so odd, we are still drinking hot chocolate! What a great day out!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Beach looks fab.
Watermelon, yum oh. I always say it's not summer until I've had watermelon.

Hope you're feeling better

Linda

Nancy J said...

Thank you all, it was a lovely quiet restful time, just to sit and hear the waves, and watch the water, Sometimes nature provides all you need to restore inner peace and comfort. I did a short video but there was too much wind noise, next time will need to try and muffle that. Cheers, Jean.

KB Bear said...

What a beautiful and relaxing day! I hope that you are healing well.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a beautiful day this sounds like it has been! Love the beach photos. It makes me miss the times when our children were small and we would take a trip to the beach every year.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a beautiful day this sounds like it has been! Love the beach photos. It makes me miss the times when our children were small and we would take a trip to the beach every year.