I was sitting in the office last week, itching to get outdoors. It was a glorious spring day and I had something that I desperately wanted to do.
So grabbing my camera and the pooch, I closed the office door and headed off to the beach, Maori Bay actually, which is home to our West Coast gannet colony.
These amazing birds join us every year from August to March .. making Muriwai’s rugged and windswept coastline their hangout for annual get togethers and serious procreation activity.
So ambling up the short path to the look out platform and yes I loathe looking over, I lugged my camera and bits telling the pooch I’d be back soon – no dogs allowed.
For the next 10 minutes my vocabulary reduced to a singular word ‘wow’. I was in awe watching these magnificent birds as they glide past going about their day to day bird business.
On the way home, I stopped at Woodhill forest to let Dan have a run about and sniff heaven only knows what.
I couldn’t resist taking this pic. Did you know that lambs smile?
And just because I can a few more shots of the beach …
… and my first ever moon pic, no tripod but thank heavens for the windowsill!