near-calamity

Monday, March 5, 2012

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"Stay indoors and do not walk outside or drive unless absolutely necessary", the weatherman had warned. Apparently we were in for one hell of a storm. As one of my last days in Auckland, there was no way I was gonna let any storm interfere with my plans. I definitely couldn't.

All morning the rain and wind onslaught just kept swinging between 'intense' one minute then eerily peaceful the next. So, in one of those peaceful periods, we decided to take a chance. There we were, 3:38pm on Saturday afternoon, in the car, on our way to Bethells Beach. One of the many spots around Auckland that I wonder if I could ever truly get bored of. Every time we come here in rain or shine we're always left wondering how it manages to be so mind-blowingly dynamic and beautiful. This time was no different.

Shame, the little motor van cafe usually tucked in the shade on the lee side of the beach wasn't there that day. I was seriously missing their tasty hot chips and that red velvet cake! I guess you can't always have it all.


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1 , 2 + 3. Calm moments on a stormy day at Bethells Beach, 45 minutes out from Auckland.

7 comments:

laura said...

thanks, and oh yes you got it right, right now i'm sporting a black hair wrap ! to be honest it's not as cool as i thought, the silver was much more fun. black is just too dull. maybe several of those might look better ! will go hair wrap crazy !

oh these photos are exactly what i needed today after long day of work, thanks for that. calm.

Dress Code: High Fashion said...

Wonderful pictures! Wild nature (and exotic to me - european beaches have different colours).

Have a nice weekend, Jen

Clara Turbay said...

Again amazing!

galatea. said...

always adventurous x i love the beach during bad weather. it sounds strange, as a combination. but nevertheless it's just as beautiful as it would have been on a sunny day x

Noelle Chantal said...

I super miss visiting your blog! I was gone for sooo long, gosh I need to catch up on your posts! :) How are you guys? As usual, love the photographs. Very dreamy and so inspiring! Miss you both! :)

LADY REBEL said...

WOW

Brandy Shaloo said...

amazing photos! I wish I could be at this beach right now, just walking around in the sand.

xx,
B.