3/09/2009

Mokau, Taranaki

On a return trip from Waikato, we stopped at Mokau for a bit of fish and chips at the beach before our last bit of journey home.  As we watched the tide and the waves (and from a warning sign for swimmers and surfers), we realized that there was an interesting rip tide that kept sweeping past us from right to left.  It looked like someone was pulling a toy on a string straight across our path causing the water to spray upward. Click on the top picture to see it more vividly.

Just a bit to the left of where the first photo was taken, we noticed that there were two sets of waves moving in perpendicular directions. This was due to the river feeding from the extreme left.  It made an interesting pattern on the water's surface.

I don't think I will ever get tired of watching the ocean!

6 comments:

SeeThroughGreen said...

Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! I agree, I will never tire of watching the ocean :)

Barb said...

You're in a place that I truly love. I only visited NZ once for a month, but I would come back in a heartbeat. I'll have to read some of your other posts to find out how you got there from KS!

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BPOTW said...

Cool! And you're right, the ocean is an eternal source of wonderment.

Lisa said...

Wow. He is handy... and very creative! Everything is really neat. And thanks for the ocean pic. It's beautiful. Now you got me dreaming. :)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

It's amazing how that first picture, while still, can also show such movement. Beautiful.