Sunday, June 01, 2008

Waiheke Island New Zealand

Hello, thank you for coming to see my blog.

This week’s posting is dedicated to Waiheke Island, which is in the Hauraki Gulf, 40 minutes by ferry from Auckland. Our friends, Mike and Ellen, have chosen this beautiful island for their home. I hope the photos will give you an idea of how lovely it is.

It has wild sweeping landscapes, soft rolling hills, beautiful bays, rocky coast, sandy beaches, vineyards and its forever changing and dramatic sky. This is a picture of Oneroa beach, 10 minutes walk from our friends' house.

If you like wine it is a great place to go. There are lots of wineries you can visit and indulge in wine tasting and/or eat and drink more wine in the attached restaurant.

Have a look at these two links if you would like more information on the island:


Don't miss the next posting in two weeks. It will be on the Thermal Springs in Rotorua and the beautiful Lake Taupo, both in the middle of New Zealand's North Island.



Walking along Oneroa beach


The rolling hills and a solitary cow!

Another lovely beach

Rocky coast line

Onetangi beach......

.....with hovering seagulls

Vineyards on the Eastern End of Waiheke

The vines!

Arriving in Stony Batter

For a photographer the changing dramatic sky
is a delight

Storm about to break......

....and 10 minutes later it was all over
but we got pretty soaked....

Clouds up and clouds down make impressive

3 hobbits trying to find the way to Mordor
after the rain

Another lovely bay

Must be nice to live in one of those houses.... night clubs though!

The light, the clouds, the water....superb!

Finishing off with a sunset looking out to sea...

...and this one back in Oneroa