Sunday, 6 May 2012

Karekare Beach - away from the drama

So, even after the irritating car saga, we did end up going to the beach (in Chris's car). We chose Karekare Beach, because neither of us had been before. Apparently it's where they filmed The Piano.

It took probably around an hour to get there, but who's counting? There is a bit of a hike and a shallow creek crossing to walk to the beach, but it's worth it. What an amazing place. This is officially my new favourite beach, and I intend to spend next summer there!! The bonus being that it is quicker to get to from my office.

No more words, just lots of photos.










11 comments:

  1. These are stunning photos Kat. I'm loving the macro shots here. I'm really craving a trip to the beach, especially a beach in Fiji! We're already at constant 0 degrees and it's not even winter yet!

    PS I'm hosting a giveaway by an inspiring young lady I hope you're able to have a look :)

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    1. Thanks Vanisha - I'm really trying hard with my photos - and trying to take into account your advice about leading lines!

      I'd love if it were a bit warmer here... would love a trip to Fiji too!

      Will definitely check out your giveaway :-)

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  2. Amazing photos!! That looks like a beach even I could get on board with, and you know how much I hate the beach ;)

    I hereby submit a petition for a trip there when I (eventually) make it to New Zealand!! (Only can we forget about the connection to The Piano? It just makes me think of chopped off fingers and naked Harvey Keitel *shudder*)

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    1. I could only think of Sam Neill, and the lady who doesn't talk. But THANKS for that mental image, hahahahaha!

      I volunteer to take *any* blog reader for a trip out there, should they be in Auckland! There are acres of flat sand to set up picnics, plenty of shade and places to explore, and you can either paddle in the inlet/creek, or brave people could venture into the surf. It's awesome :-)

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    2. Hahaha, you know me - any horrible mental image has to be shared so that I'm not alone in my pain! ;)

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  3. Such gorgeous photos! I particularly like the macro shots - all of those details that are so often over-looked when you're at the beach. You make me wish I'd spent the weekned at the beach, too!

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    1. Thanks Katie! I'm trying to switch up my photography a bit - the macro lens has definitely helped.

      I keep thinking that each weekend will be the last before the really awful winter sets in, but it hasn't happened yet... in the meantime, I'm going to keep making the most of it :-)

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  4. Gorgeous photographs and looks like a beautiful area to visit. Bet you can't wait til summer eh?

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    1. Thank you, and yes, it's one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to!

      Today is the first day it's been too wet to even go out without a hat and coat, so I'm definitely looking forward to summer :-)

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  5. Beautiful pics. Love the last one.

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