Monday, 30 September 2013

Sea worms or strange markings on the rocks - Mangawhai Surf Beach

The teens and I discovered these strange markings on the rocks at Mangawhai Surf Beach. On my photo page on facebook some people thought maybe sea worms or sea slugs made the trails. Anyone got any other ideas?

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Bmx tricks on a warm Spring day at Mangawhai Skate park.


I spent some of my day yesterday taking part in a photo session with some friends of my oldest son at our local skatepark. The boys wanted me to take some shots of them on their bmx bikes.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Mangawhai Markets - Books Galore for sale!

My daughter and I drove down to Mangawhai village this morning to have a look at the Saturday markets. One of the stalls was laden with books which were unfortunately a wee bit expensive for us.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Stormy sunrise over the subdivision this morning

We tend to get some nice coloured skies overhead some mornings. This morning was no different - this one over the subdivision where we live was tinged with orange.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Surf casters at Te Arai Beach

Snapped this a while back of some fishermen surfcasting at Te Arai Beach here in Mangawhai. Not sure if they caught anything but it sure was a blustery day.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

One many colourful holiday homes here in Mangawhai

This one has been painted a very colourful blue, turquoise and red. You tend to see a few of these around, sort of fits in with the seaside theme...

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Green punga ferns leaning towards the sky - Matakana

Seeing as we have a storm currently over our heads tonight there's no chance of me getting a photo so here's one I took on Sunday. It's the branches of a green punga native tree leaning towards the blue sky.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Periwinkle Invasion - Mangawhai Surf beach

The teens and I had a refreshing walk along Mangawhai surf beach tonight - typically there were loads of periwinkles plus baby oyster and mussel shells stuck to the rocks.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Colourful mussel shells on the beach after last night's storm

Daughter and I decided to take a walk along the beach this morning after the massive thunder & lightening storm we had last night. See what washed up this morning. Not alot unfortunately but I do like the colours on the broken piece of this Mussel shell.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Emirates Team NZ - Saturday Racing!

Talk about nerve wracking! Watching Emirates Team NZ racing this morning while outside it's windy and raining - storm is here - arggghhhhh!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Incense and rainy days

Quiet day today in my house, it's my day off - cleaning and housework done, incense lit, rain outside - perfect!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Caravans at Mangawhai Heads

Seems like this place is still popular through winter - caravans occupying sites at Mangawhai Heads camp ground.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Blue skies trying to shine through after the storm

We've had a stormy weekend. Here's the view out my window this morning of the sun trying to come through the clouds - Mangawhai Heads - Spring.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Overlooking the Kaipara Harbour

Welcome to a sunny Spring day overlooking the Kaipara Harbour. I took this while driving down the Kumeu for the teens orthodontist appointment. What a view.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Vote Craig Brown!

Vote Craig Brown signs seen in various places along the causeway of Mangawhai Heads - plus sunset at dusk.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Stock car racing

We spotted this stock car in Murchison last time we were there about a year and a half ago. Looks a bit beat up and well used but I do enjoy...