Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Who is that person?

Yes, you'd be right in thinking that's my gorgeous daughter!
I got to spend the weekend with her in New Plymouth, and we spent quite a bit of time on the beach enjoying the sun.

This pic is looking south towards the city of New Plymouth and the coastal walkway.

This is taken from the coastal walkway looking north.

We decided the beach looked far too good to ignore.

A huge tanker heads north from the Port of Taranaki.

While walking on the Coastal Walkway we came across this new bridge. I'm not really sure what I think of it. It doesn't blend into the environment that much.
But I guess it could look like carcass of a whale with all it's bones.

Or maybe it looks like a dinosaur laying in wait with it's long tail?

The water was lovely. Peaceful. Soothing even. 
Calm after the night before when it raged in Japan.

It was a lovely mini break, and a chance not to think about the natural disasters Mother Nature is throwing at us.

Carole :)


marigold jam said...

Lovely - it's still far too cold here to paddle! Amazing to think that that is the same sea that earlier wreaked such havoc in Japan isn't it?

Farm Girl said...

Beautiful photos Carole - sounds like a fabulous weekend!

Jenxo said...

lovely that you got to spend some family time in a beautifu location..is all to sad to comprehend isnt it...

Janet Ghio said...

It looks like just a wonderful day--interesting bridge..

artymess said...

Lovely blue sky ...yes its hard not to feel guilty about enjoying yourself when thinking about Japan ...x

~*~Patty S said...

how sweet and special to get away and especially with your lovely girl!

the water is sooo blue...looks like a perfect getaway spot indeed!

the news gets even more heart wrenching...which is hard to believe


Lynette (NZ) said...

Gorgeous spot - glad you had such a good time :-)

Indianna said...

Looks fantastic - I'm neer Plymouth UK - it's not warm enough to paddle here yet - but the sky is blue and more spring like everyday :o)

Margaret said...

super cool pics, love the first one!

Nathalie Thompson said...

I like the "slice" portrait of you and your daughter! (You look great in that hat!) Interesting bridge-- I bet it generates a lot of conversation. At least the beach isn't wrapped in pink! What a gorgeous trip you had. Wish I had been there. :)

lynda Howells said...

glad you had a great time with your daughter. It is great
to spend time with our children isn't it?x love your images. It is so sad about everything that is happening in the world. Hard to take it all in sometimesx lynda