Thursday, 2 February 2012

Sittin' on a hill

Last Sunday, that's what I was doing. Sitting on a hill.

Chris wanted to go fly toy aeroplanes at Raglan, which is a west coast surf beach about two hours south of Auckland. I'd never been, so I figured it would at least get me out of the house for a day!

Aside from the occasional showers, it was okay weather (though windy). The aeroplanes were fine - at least gliders aren't loud. But we were a *long* way from the town, and there was no toilet, and I got hungry. So eventually my physical needs won out and we climbed back down the hill!

At least I had some good photo opportunities (though it was so windy that everything is a little blurred). Sadly, I have now realised that my camera is dirty on the *inside*, so I am going to have to send it away for cleaning... wish me luck!


  1. I think the photos are lovely. It's been quite windy and rainy here. Not fun, unless you're at home with a cup of tea (which thankfully, I am at the moment!) I'd be interested to know how you go with your camera. I have to send mine away too :(

  2. It was the first summer-y weekend all summer! I think having to send your camera away means that you love it so much it needs a break ;-)

  3. How do you tell when your camera is dirty inside? Is it that your lens appears to be clean but the photos aren't crisp?

    Also, I love the black sand. I've never seen it before.

  4. Nah, it's not a crispness thing. When I take photos of something reasonably uniform (like a blue sky), I can see faint greyish spots. I can tell that the mirror is dirty because there are black flecks when I look through the viewfinder, but they don't show up on the actual photo. Hope that helps!

    The black sand goes most of the way up the west coast of the north island, from somewhere south of Wanganui to somewhere well north of Auckland. It's a volcanic thing :-)


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