Visitors. (bah!)

It’s sobering having visitors turn up with pictures on their laptops of this quality. I’ve lived here nearly 10 years and wish that I had seen this particular view.
I thought that I knew this part of Taranaki quite well, but I missed this one. On my maternal side my rellies have lived in this area for more than 150 years, so I should have, perhaps, been more focused.
There is an elegance to this view that I like.
Thank you again Jim. High Five.

Oakura Again


Above is another photograph that Jim Barr took of me a couple of weeks ago, on the beach at Oakura looking out to Australia although I seem to have turned my back on Australia and be trudging inland.
Below is a photograph that I took of Jim with Mary, on the lower slopes of
Mt Taranaki. It was the day before and the weather was quite different.