Hit the beach
I always get a kick out of showing beach sketches at the this time of year when many of you are locked deep in winter. Ii know, I know, I'll be drooling over you summer sketches soon too as the seasons change!
We spent New Years week up the Coromandel Peninsular, a popular area for kiwis to holiday in the summer which is well known for beautiful beaches. I chose the title Hit the beach for this post, but in reality it was more that the beach hit me! This year the surf was rough with constantly changing powerful rips (as big waves crash on the shore, they create a rip current that pulls out again into the sea), so for the first time that I've experienced the beaches were closed for swimming. We still got in the water – a lot – but had to be very aware of conditions!
|Hahei Beach swimmers relaxing between water blasts|