Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Beach house

Today Hugh and  I went to Waitarere Beach, one of many along the western coastline of the North Island , between Wanganui and Otaki.
The day started out a bit dismal, and deteriorated into rain and wind. The  sea and sky blended into tones of grey together, and finally the horizon was blotted out with cloud.
Waitarere Beachripples and froth

I sat on this log, thinking of the little  house someone had built with much thought and effort.
ContemplationA little log house
Did the children play in there, have a picnic, or drape a tarpaulin over it to keep out
the hot sun, drizzling rain, or salty wind?
I walked up the sand dunes and  saw the darkening sky to the East.
Retreat to the wagon seemed to be a good idea, Hugh kept on walking !!!
looking EastwardsHugh kept on walking

Back home we lit the fire, bottled beetroot, and now time for a cup of coffee.
Quotation of the day, abridged,   from Samuel Johnson,
“ The brightest sunshine of success is not without a cloud”
Cheers from Jean


Susan Heather said...

Overcast here as well today. Some rain this afternoon and more forecast for tomorrow (for our Monday walk).

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great pictures ...we have sunny and warm +23 C today. Its very dry in the garden and we hope for some rain soon.

Lori Skoog said...

Very dramatic photos today. Looks chilly. I want to thank you for all your sweet comments.

The white flowers in Gary's photos are peonies.

Kathy said...

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