Marahau

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Marahau has about 30 houses and baches,  two or three cafes and a very long beach.  It’s also the start of the Abel Tasman walking track.  So it’s a very popular launch spot for tourists keen to see more of … Continue reading

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Obsessed by a boat

First, I have to say I’m not really a boat person.  So I’m not able to explain why I got a little bit obsessed by this old wooden boat in the estuary at Marahau (Tasman District top of the South Island).  It had a lovely lines – isn’t that what they say about pretty boats?  So I spent some time playing in the water around it one evening and went back the next day for another look, this time in full sunlight.

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Kaiteriteri

Lucky me.  Managed to combine work and a four day holiday weekend so got to spend some more time taking photos in the Tasman district at the top of the South Island.  I fell in love with the golden sand and evening light of Kaiteriteri.

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Golden Bay and Nelson

The last days of my Christmas holiday included another quick trip over to the other side of Golden Bay to walk up to the Wainui Falls, look out over Liger Bay at the boaties having fun, and spending my last two nights at Nelson.  Then it was good bye to Eunice the caravan and back to Wellington

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Golden Bay – Onekaka

 

There’s the memory of a wharf at Onekaka – used many years ago to load sheep and timber harvested from the area.  It made a great spot for a pink sunset.

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Golden Bay – abstracts

I have been playing with ways to ‘paint’ with light to give a sense of the feeling of what it is like to be in some of the places I visit.  These are my ‘impressions’ of some of the beaches around Golden Bay.

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Golden Bay – Parapara and Tukurua area

I have never been to this part of the upper South Island before.  Like the rest of NZ, it is a photographer’s dream, long isolated beaches, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, bush and hidden lakes.

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