Tag Archives: New Zealand

Te Paki Stream & dunes

Our tour bus driving along Te Paki Stream in the northernmost part of the north island in New Zealand.
Te Paki Stream is the road.

Te Paki Stream is the entrance to New Zealand’s “90 mile beach” highway, in the far north. Because of unusual weather patterns the stream has silted up to where it doesn’t work for that any more. But the tour buses still come in so the daring can ride boogie boards down the sand dunes.

Going up to ride down.

I took a pass on the thrill, but enjoyed watching others.

For Alive and Trekking’s Which Way Photo Challenge

A Trick of the Light

Fjordlands in New Zealand.
Fjordlands in New Zealand.

My old, and very faithful, Canon A510  would occasionally create a monochrome, almost black and white effect when the sun was really bright and sparkly. Technically it is probably an error of some sort and I could never make it happen on purpose, but sometimes I liked the results.

Looking north at the north end of Four-mile beach in Port Douglas Australia.
Looking north at the north end of Four-mile beach in Port Douglas Australia.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Monochromatic.”