Group of shags (cormorants) and single gull on a rocky outcrop at Kaka Point in The Catlins, South Otago, New Zealand. Taken by Nigel 14 June 2019

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Kelp in Surf at Bluff

Steve Schwartzman gave me a link to his stunning photo of kelp swirling in the surf at Bluff taken 24 February, 2017. Bluff is a port town right down the bottom of the South Island (not far from Invercargill). Southland, New Zealand Here's part of the description from Steve's blog-post: "The bull kelp (Durvillaea antarctica... Continue Reading →

Let Sleeping Seals Lie

Let sleeping seals lie. Two shiny, furry blobs just right of centre are sleeping seals. Taken by Nigel 17 Feb from a dune above the beach near Waipapa Point lighthouse, Southland, New Zealand

Survivors: Poem

I've been working on this poem since Nigel came home with the beautiful sunset photos he took at St Clair in Dunedin. The St Clair's piles date back to 1921 and are remnants of a double-row of posts that with the addition of planks formed a groyne to retain sand. Apparently southerly seas took sand... Continue Reading →

Oamaru Coastline

When we were taking photos at Oamaru in the vicinity of the coastal railroad that separates the town from the Pacific Ocean, Nigel stepped a bit further out and got these photos of the coastline - north and south views. Taken by Nigel, 21 Jan 2019. Oamaru, East Otago, New Zealand Oamaru coastline, view north.... Continue Reading →

Drawn to the Light

Drawn to the light. Tidal canvas for beautiful reflections at St Clair, Dunedin, New Zealand. Old groyne piles that date back to 1921, survivors.

Still Standing

These old timber piles in the sand at St Clair are rapidly disappearing, a familiar icon that will soon be gone forever. They're a remnant of an old groyne from 1921, built in an effort to retain sand. Taken by Nigel 31 Jan 2019 at sunset. There were multiple groynes. The Otago Daily Times published... Continue Reading →

St Clair Esplanade, sea wall and beach, Dunedin, New Zealand. Taken at sunset 31 Jan 2019 by Nigel

Radiant Transformation 2

This post continues my previous post  Radiant Transformation. Stunning sunset at St Clair in Dunedin. Nigel was privileged to witness this fiery spectacle sometime after 9pm. He was walking in the opposite direction down the beach when the deepening glow enticed him to turn around. He had his Olympus digital camera and took these three... Continue Reading →

Radiant Transformation

Stunning sunset at St Clair in Dunedin. Nigel was privileged to witness this fiery spectacle sometime after 9pm. He was walking in the opposite direction down the beach when the deepening glow enticed him to turn around. He had his Olympus digital camera and took these two photos among others, which I'll share over multiple... Continue Reading →

Summer Sea, St Clair

Some of you enjoyed my  See The Sea  post about a winter visit to a small cafe by the salt water pool at St Clair, Dunedin. We did a spur-of-the-moment trip to Dunedin yesterday and stayed overnight, then returned for a summer visit to the cafe this morning. I looked out the cafe window and... Continue Reading →

Stirling Point, Bluff

I'm complaining loud and clear that I hate the new colour scheme that WordPress has just imposed. I went to Settings as per their blog-post but no option to revert. When I click on "Like" it just goes a slightly darker blue instead of orange - its hard to see the difference. Feeling irritated and seeking some solace in the sea. New Zealand. Liz 13 Nov 2018

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