9/15/18

another Taranaki beach

Hubby took me to Sandy Bay Beach in Taranaki last weekend since we hadn't been there for a while. I didn't feel like walking down the steep, sandy slope, so we sat on the bench at the top of the walkway.

As we sat there, I took photos and we reminisced about the last time we were there, which was back in 2012. I remembered having to walk across rocks to get down the beach where there were oystercatchers nesting at the far end and that's when Hubby mentioned that it looked like sand had moved up the beach and covered everything.


So, when we got home, I looked at our past photos and found the same scene from the same place, 2014.

It's amazing what nature can do in just a few years.

I took a photo of the grass and noticed the two dots on the rock in the distance.

Turns out they were Mollyhawks.

Three more black dots in the sand...


turned out to be pied oystercatchers.

I do like my camera and taking photos.  Can you tell?!


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13 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Coastal sand is constantly on the move, though you don't usually hear about it unless a popular tourist beach disappears during a storm. Take as many shots as you like, we always enjoy seeing them.

Mikael Bergman said...

a beautiful scenery and pictures

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Thank goodness we have zoom on our camers or can edit the shot. Gorgeous beach shots. Have a great weekend.

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Lovely Sea shore captures.

thomas said...

Seems like a nice and quiet beach

Light and Voices said...

It is good to go back and go back and see what has changed. Going to think about that this coming week.

Taken For Granted said...

You had a wonderful, creative day at the beach.

Brona said...

Looks rather wild and stormy still in NZ!
We've just had a lovey spring-trying-to-be-summer weekend in Sydney.

Lady Fi said...

How beautifully peaceful!

Loretta Niessen said...

Nice shots, I also like to take a walk by the sea.
Have a nice weekend.

Angie said...

Fascinating before and after shots!

Felicia said...

beaches are ever changing. lovely photos.

Intelliblog said...

How lovely, Betty! I enjoy going to the beach in Winter more so than in Summer!
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