I'm OK

I just wanted to let my blog friends know that I am OK from the virus. 
There are only 4 cases in Taranaki, the district where I live, and I live quite rural. 
The Prime Minister has shut down all non-essential businesses for 4 weeks starting Wednesday.
I have been self- isolating all this time, which is easy because I am a hermit by nature!

You are all in my prayers. 

This, too, shall pass. (That's not scriptural, but it's fitting!)


arches at Back Beach

This is one of my favorite photos that I took many years ago of Hubby on Back Beach.

It was taken on a rather gray day through one of the arches below.

I was fortunate to get that shot because it was just a few years later that the water and weather took a toll on the clay that made up the cliffs and arches.

It's a good thing to not procrastinate. 


Shipping Marker

This marker is on the side of the road to Opunake Beach. It's simplicity is perfection.


Bertrand Road Suspension Bridge

The bridge, which was first built in 1897 and then rebuilt in 1927, was closed to vehicles from 1985 to 2006 although remained open for foot traffic and recreational users.
After more than $600,000 was raised by the trust and other donors, it was repaired and reopened. The scheme included a buy-a-plank initiative, where a donation saw the donor's name engraved on the bridge.https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/92829223/truck-blamed-for-damage-to-historic-wooden-suspension-bridge-in-taranaki

Sadly, the entrance to the bridge looks like this now.  A truck driver that shouldn't have been on the bridge did a lot of damage and ruined it for all of us. In exchange for not publishing the truck's company, the company paid $60,000 for all the repairs.