Saturday, 26 December 2015

Christmas day at Mount Maunganui

Christmas day has come and gone for us kiwis. We spent the day vegetating, playing wii sports (at which I failed miserably), drinking the odd Tequila shot (which knocked me on my knees), battling the humidity and heat then driving out to Mount Maunganui for some fresh air. As you can see from the photo above lots of people had the same idea as us by swimming to cool down and this part of the beach isn't even the whole thing.

At the other end of the rocks in the above photo there were some fishermen surfcast, not sure if they caught anything but I'm sure if their fishing rods weren't secure in the rocks it would be likely to take off if a fish got on the line.

This last shot is of the light shining through the clouds over the apartments and buildings that line the beach. A short time later it rained which made things alot cooler. That's about the gist of my day - hoping yours was Christmasy and full of catching up with family :-)


Nefertiti said...

Magnifique endroit !

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful scenic shots ~ Happy New Year to you ~

We are wishing you the magic and love of the season all year,
artmusedog and carol

Anonymous said...

It was very hot on Christmas afternoon, in the morning it was cold and raining which made the weather change a bit of a shock.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, it is fun. You see this kind of fishing everywhere. And so far I never see any of them catching anything :)

Have a great New Year :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such a beautiful summer Christmas ... Love that coastline. I've played WII and I've had tequila shots, and I can tell you that if I'd done both at once I'd probably either fall off the balance board or throw that game thingy through the screen!

betty-NZ said...

Looks like a great place to spend Christmas! In answer to your question about my Christmas beach shot, it was taken at Sandy Bay Beach in Oaonui, north if Opunake.


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