Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A New Zealand Northland Christmas - Post #7

Christmas Day - Part 2

It seemed that around every other bend in the road we discovered yet another beautiful vista composed of deep blue sky, crystal clear turquoise water, and blooming pahutokowa trees.


Close to the northern most part of NZ we came to 90 mile beach, long, flat, green waters and sand that never stops.  Some vacationers were sun tanning, or playing in the water, others were driving their cars and four wheelers VERY fast along the edge of the water and yet others were sand surfing on the dunes.  There was a vast and seemingly endless view in all directions.

We finally arrived at the northern tip of New Zealand, Cape Reinga.  To see my favorite shot and read about the Maori tradition of this sacred spot, click HERE.

7 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You could have had fun with that second shot. Line the tires upon those tracks in the sand and tell us your husband thought he was in one of those car commercials and broadslided the car to a stop for this photo shoot. Great photos.

Robin said...

Karen, amazing images!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

How incredibly beautiful.

diane b said...

Great shots. I like the first one with the beautiful tree with a long name.

Tiera said...

I can see you have kept your camera busy! All beautiful pictures!

janc@mac.com said...

The seashore shot appears to have a purple turtle just under the water -- fascinating. Or what is it? Love the leading lines in the last show.

What Karen Sees said...

Jan, the purple blob in the beach photo is a large jellyfish that had washed up on the shore.