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New Zealand Coastline - some photos from my favourite beaches...

As it's a lazy Sunday and all... have been looking through a few images taken from my last trip back to New Zealand. There's one particular beach just over an hour's drive north from my home in Auckland. You can drive up there on a Sunday morning and literally have the whole beach to yourself. It's an amazing part of the world with a nice little wave peeling in, perfect for longboards. But perhaps one of my favourite things about this beach is that you can rock up in your car, don't have to pay for parking, and you can pitch your tent where you like and spend a day or two in the most beautiful part of the world whenever you like!

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photos of New Zealand coast, line, beaches, coromandel, pakiri, mangahwai, photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

photos of New Zealand coast, line, beaches, coromandel, pakiri, mangahwai, photography, pics, blog, festival, event, photography

The Bloggers Block..

An interesting theory - what happens when a "blogger" gets a bit too busy and perhaps doesn't have time to add the attention and detail needed to keep a blog ticking along. I imagine a similar occurrence when a writer gets writer's block and they stop writing for a while until they find inspiration from somewhere... and start writing again. I guess one of the bonuses of writing a photography blog is that you can always let the photos do the talking. And that's definitely a bonus, and in a lot of ways - that's how it should be. So today in "show and tell"..without further adieu... here's one of my favourite shots from the past year, as it embraces everything I stand for. Firstly you have to have healthy respect for the ocean before you go out into big surf. You have to have a sense of adventure and daring to take on a big wave and ride it with grace and you have to enjoy the lifestyle that goes along with everything to do with "our mother ocean"3d-5-5