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Xmas at the beach


By judz


Absolute beachfront site – paradise

Daily diet of crayfish

Bringing in the catch

Holly having fun retrieving a stick

Paua – these are in abundance here if you’re willing to dive for them and they make delicious fritters – called Abilone in some parts of the world and is what your pendant is made out of Arlene.

The day draws to a close – only the seagulls left on the beach

A lone fisherman on the rocks

All the kids come down to see what has been caught and to get a ride back on the bike

Our home for the next few weeks and only 10 minutes drive from the city.

Looks almost good enough for me to have a dip

Tent city…it’s all locals that camp here – we do it every year.

No – that’s not me

Another day ending

Another beginning

It was worth the early rise to capture this

This is the moon rising but my camera wasn’t on the correct setting and I only had torchlight to adjust it so not a good shot. It was quite spectacular.


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What a beautiful time you must be having, i'd be there doing it in a heartbeat, Judz !
Lovely photos :-))

31 Dec, 2009


Looks just fabulous Judz ... how very lucky you are to have this spot so close to where you live. Enjoyed all the photos ... but particularly the sunset and sunrise shots ... just beautiful! Enjoy the rest of your break.

31 Dec, 2009


~ fantastic area Judz~ the shell in in the raw is awesome and the sunset/sunrise gorgeous,
Have a lovely time an d best wishes for a very happy 2010!

31 Dec, 2009


Absolutely out of this world. Fantastic photos.Happy new year.

31 Dec, 2009


Super duper photos. Happy new year Judz.

31 Dec, 2009


Your Xmas looks wonderful. Where was father Xmas?
Beautiful surroundings. Where oh where, can one see sunrise and sunset over the Ocean in the same place? Surely one is doing looking East, the other looking West. Perhaps on a peninsular? I am so curious.....

31 Dec, 2009


Lovely place to be all the best for new year.

31 Dec, 2009


A stunning set of photos Judz...enjoy your break,Happy 2010 !

31 Dec, 2009


Ooohh -- just what I need! I'd love to be there.......

Thanks for the photos, even if I can't. Happy New Year! :-)))

31 Dec, 2009


Fantasic shots in your blog. The Crayfish is just how I like them, I bet it tasted devine. Your sunset shots are the best!

31 Dec, 2009


Fantastic set of photo`s,a very welcome sight on a cold day. Have a great time and Happy New Year to you All.....

31 Dec, 2009


Talk about rubbing our noses in it! Glad you found paradise - Happy New Year to you.

31 Dec, 2009


thanx everyone - the sun disappears quite early from our campsite as we are at the base of a hill so don't see it actually set - we are the 1st city in the world to see the sun - on the east coast of the North Island .We don't see it rise out of the sea from our home tho, so it's a real bonus seeing it at the beach.

2 Jan, 2010


Nice to see how people in a different part of the world celebrated Christmas. Thank you, and Happy New Year!

18 Jan, 2010


hi judz, lovely photo's,

27 Feb, 2010

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