Owenga // Black and White

"The glitter of sunlight on roughened water, the glory of the stars, the innocence of morning, the smell of the sea in harbors, the feathery blur and smoky buddings of young boughs, and something there that comes and goes and never can be captured, the thorn of spring the sharp and tongueless cry - these things will always be the same."

Thomas Wolfe - "You Can't Go Home Again"

// Wharekauri //

“Nights and days came and passed
And summer and winter
and the rain
And it was good to be a little Island.
A part of the world
and a world of its own

All surrounded by the bright blue sea.”  

Margaret Wise Brown The Little Island


Took a drive out to Wharekauri today.  I tried to capture the vast expanse of sweeping cloud and the meeting of the sky and ocean blues.    

We passed by Mt Chudleigh Reserve on the way (see top of map); we plan to climb to the top sometime this year.  

(Our place is just outside the main town settlement, Waitangi, on the road that leads to Owenga.) (Map c/o Te Ara NZ Encyclopaedia)