16 February 2010

Evening, Hawke Bay

No land between here and southern South America
About two thirds of the way from Flounder Bay to Driftwood Cove, the track above the rocky coast passes a point with a flat area about the size of a small room, where one can look out over Hawke Bay. When the weather's clear, the view extends from the Mahia Peninsula in the north-east to Cape Kidnappers in the south. But it's the view directly east that so often entrances me.

All content © 2010 Pete McGregor

8 comments:

Barbara said...

So glad you're back, and glad you had a rest, and this photo is amazing! We were joking and laughing the other day about 'superheroes', what 'powers' we would like to have. I said I wanted to be 'superfluous' so I could have an 'S' on my cape ... I hear my cape rustling and flapping as I fly low over this bay ... Gorgeous blues!

PATERIKA HENGREAVES, Poet Laureate said...

Yet another testament of the awesomeness of nature.

Glad to have you back.

Zhoen said...

View to a far country.

pohanginapete said...

Barbara, thanks, and yet again you've put your finger on one of the things I felt when I looked at this — that sense of soaring into the sky, over the sea, skimming the waves. I think I have some kind of bird in my DNA. Or maybe pterodactyl — sometimes I think I'm a dinosaur ;^)

Paterika, thanks. I wish more people would appreciate the awesomeness; more specifically, that their appreciation would lead them to treat it with far greater respect.

Zhoen — it gets my wanderlust going; makes my restlessness restless. I want to see those far countries again.

leonie.wise said...

this photo makes me ache for my homeland. i love coming here to remind me of nz when i am far away and feeling like all i want to be is barefoot with my toes in the sand.

pohanginapete said...

Leonie, I'm very pleased the NZ photos help you remember home. Flounder Bay's perfect for bare feet, too. What's more, the sea felt warm — even for me.
:^)

Michael said...

The hand of God let's light sift through his fingers. (At least that's what I see, ha ha.)

pohanginapete said...

Michael — ha! You've jumped the gun. Have a look at the photo that will go up in a few hours' time. However, I hadn't noticed the hand here until you mentioned it. Thanks :^)