Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A chilly weekend ...

We headed away for a night with friends at the weekend, down to a little place on the Catlins coast called Pounawea. Not much there just a handful of houses, a couple of small camping grounds but some amazing coastline and scenery. It was a tad chilly, no rain but that southerly was blowing icicles (well almost) LOL! Needless to say we were all rugged up in thermals, polarfleeces and jackets!
We had a big walk on the beach in the afternoon and meet this big fella, think we woke him from his sleep, he did a bit of stretching, scratching then rolled over and had another snooze.
The kids enjoyed being towed along the beach on a big piece of driftwood - all lining up for another go ...
Pocketfuls of shells were collected ...
Went on a bushwalk on the Sunday through to a amazing waterfall at Purakaunui - where I attempted to take a cool photo with slow shutterspeed. Turned out alright but I might have to keep practicing using different settings.
And not to forget - anyone looking for some creative fun should check out this :)

5 comments:

Beverley said...

That waterfall looks amazing ... might have to do a day trip and find it while we're down there in a couple of weeks. :o)

Trace said...

I see Jules (nztreasure) was there at the same time...funny eh. Thanks for the lovely card that arrived today Mich (and Moro) - very thoughtful.

angel gurl said...

love the photos Mich, sounded like it was a relaxing weekend away.....

Mrs Frizz said...

Definitely was the time to wrap up warm ... gorgeous pics all the same. Don't know that I would want to annoy that big fella though ... they move hellish-a-fast when they want to.

See you next week.

laura vegas said...

that waterfall shot is amazing!