Lone Walker, Piha Beach, New Zealand
Lone Walker, Piha Beach, New Zealand

In the evening we head back to Piha beach, crossing the twisted wooden foot bridge over Piha stream  we come out behind Lion Rock. A few people are still walking about in the distance but mostly the beach is deserted. As dusk approaches the sand has turned back to black as the sun sinks behind the waves, the waves are still crashing down upon the beach’s edge. It’s been quite a swell today, up to 3 m high, too dangerous for most to go out into the surf to board or swim. The offshore wind is blowing the top layer of black sand across the surface of the beach, the dark sands are cast as golden in the fading light. As the sun sinks below the waves the outline of the sentinel Lion Rock is visible dark and looming in the dusk. It’s Christmas Eve.

24.Dec 2016


Evening Light, Piha Beach, New Zealand
Evening Light, Piha Beach
Contemplation, Piha Beach, New Zealand
A moment of contemplation, Piha Beach, New Zealand
Taitomo Island, Piha Beach, New Zealand
Taitomo Island, Piha Beach
Taitomo Island, Piha Beach, New Zealand
Taitomo Island, Piha Beach
Golden Sands, Piha Beach, New Zealand
Black Sands turn Golden, Piha Beach

For more photographs click the Portfolio Link Evening Light at Lion Rock


Travelling Notes

Check out the visitors website : Arataki Visitor Centre, Scenic Drive / Arataki Visitors Centre

Where : Piha Beach, New Zealand.

Travelling : Take the twisty narrow Scenic Drive Road up to Arataki Visitors Centre from Aucklands eastern suburb Hillsbourgh , then onto the wider Piha Road over the Waitakere Range and down the steep decent into Piha village. Only an hours drive from Auckland.

Camping : Piha Domain Motor Camp. A short walk to the beach, Lion Rock is visible from the campsite. Very relaxed, off the beaten track, Piha is Auckland’s stress getaway.

Next Up : Russell on the Bay of Islands.


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